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    Public Enemy front man Chuck D has written a new song addressing the natural disaster in New Orleans, Alabama, Mississippi and the issues that surround the region ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. In “Hell No We Ain’t Alright,” Chuck D sends a barbed message to government officials, the media, the military and even the Hip-Hop nation. The lyrics for the song were written on Sept. 2, the same day Kanye West rapped the treatment of African Americans suffering in the catastrophe live on the NBC television network. The rapper reportedly recorded the track over Labor Day weekend and is expected to distribute it shortly. Chuck D and Public Enemy have been long running activists in the rap community. Below are the lyrics to “Hell No We Ain’t Alright,” as written by Chuck D.

    “Hell No We Ain’t Alright”

    New Orleans in the morning, afternoon, and night
    Hell No We Ain’t Alright

    Now all these press conferences breaking news alerts

    This just in while your government looks for a war to win
    Flames from the blame game, names? Where do I begin?
    Walls closing in get some help to my kin
    Who cares?While the rest of the Bushnation stares

    As the drama unfolds as we the people under the stairs
    50% of this Son of a Bush nation
    Is like hatin’ on Haiti

    And setting up assassinations
    Ask Pat Robertson- quiz him.... smells like terrorism.

    Racism in the news/ still one-sided news
    Saying whites find food/
    prey for the national guard ready to shoot
    ‘Cause them blacks loot

    New Orleans in the morning, afternoon, and night
    Hell No We Ain’t Alright

    Fires, earthquakes, tsunamis
    I don’t mean to scare/ Wasn’t this written somewhere?
    Disgraces all I see is black faces moved out to all these places
    Emergency state, corpses, alligators and snakes
    Big difference between this haze and them diamonds on the VMA’s

    We better look/ what’s really important
    Under this sun especially if you over 21

    This ain’t no TV show/ this ain’t no video
    This is really real/ beyond them same ole “keep it real”

    Quotes from them TV stars drivin’ big rim cars
    'Streets be floodin,’ B/ no matter where you at, no gas
    Driving is a luxury
    Urgency
    State of emergency
    Shows somebody’s government
    Is far from reality....

    New Orleans in the morning, afternoon, and night
    Hell No We Ain’t Alright

    I see here we be the new faces of refugees
    Who ain’t even overseas but here on our knees

    Forget the plasma TV-ain’t no electricity
    New worlds upside down-and out of order
    Shelter? Food? Wasssup, wheres the water?

    No answers from disaster/ them masses hurtin’
    So who the f**k we call?--Halliburton?

    Son of a Bush, how you gonna trust that cat?
    To fix s**t when help is stuck in Iraq?

    Making war plans takin’ more stands
    In Afghanistan 2000 soldiers dyin’ in the sand

    But that’s over there, right?
    Now what's over here is a noise so loud
    That some can’t hear but on TV I can see
    Bunches of people lookin’ just like me…


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    "Big difference between this haze and them diamonds on the VMA’s"

    "Quotes from them TV stars drivin’ big rim cars
    'Streets be floodin,’ B/ no matter where you at, no gas
    Driving is a luxury"

    man the lyrics are dope

    thats what hip hop is about
    i dont think anybody could replace public enemy

    thanks for the heads up

    peace

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    yeh that dope!!!!!!!!!!! he speakin truth

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    Chuck D gets mad props for posting it on the Enemy Board himself (http://www.publicenemy.com/pb/viewtopic.php?t=18425).


    It's damn good that one of the living Hip-Hop legends like Chuck D posts on his internet forum board and keeps in touch with his fans.
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    i hope he gets a good beat

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    "私は神神の円である"
    the god of yen ahah nice

    u japanese by any chance?

    peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Create
    i hope he gets a good beat
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    nice to hear Chuck D putting something out and addressing the issue....
    i'll be keeping me ear out for that audio

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiba
    "私は神神の円である"
    the god of yen ahah nice

    u japanese by any chance?

    peace
    haha no but i'm dead obsessed with the culture

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    kool man
    you should try to take up courses

    japan is dope i live here and i encourage anybody and everybody
    to visit japan

    yo i went clubbing and i saw a japanese girl with a wu tang tat on her arm
    so they know the wu here
    oh yeah and theres a guy with the wu tang "W" as his rims

    But

    reggae and reggaeton are big here
    bigger than hip hop

    peace

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    be checking for audio of this ad chiba i'm up in japan next year

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