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Talib Kweli -- New Leaders Ft The Underachievers Produced By Statik Selektah

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Track 6 on Gravitas The first single off of Talib's new self-released album Gravitas, featuring the up and coming group underachievers part of the beast coast collective. Available exclusively on his own website. Lyrics http://rapgenius.com/Talib-kweli-new-leaders-lyrics [Verse 1: Talib Kweli] Welcome to the new age where they're thirsty for that Kool-Aid Thirsty for first in that page, really thirsty just to be fake Be the first to hate what you say, trying to diss you calling you "gay" Such an urgent need to express yourself, but really nothing to say Don't fuck with us, we too tough, get high like you do drugs Like spit me out I'm chewed up ([?] chopped and screwed up) I know you up in this club, I know you don't give a fuck You told me what you don't like, you made that clear, now what do you love? There's gotta be more Some live the life of the rich, some people gotta be poor I've been through a door I will not sell you a dream, that's what the lottery for The music is clay, I shaped it, I molded it Like it was pottery or the mouth with the law Twist it like Robert Duvall, son, the godfather raw Free as the diamond you found on the floor Furnished the rhyme with the proper decor I burnished the nine in my mind with the galore So they burning with shaman, I'm popping the door To top off the law If your style is married to substance, you sound like you got a divorce That's why I'm blocking and unfollowing y'all I done forgot what I'm following for Enough about y'all, now back to me Ain't no academic leave, I'm not faculty These new slaves ain't ready for my masterpiece So when they hear me rap it's catastrophe Cause a casualty so casually they mistake what I do for having beef I don't actually wish anybody harm, now stretch your arms and clap for me [Hook: Talib Kweli] x2 Wake up cause no you're not dreaming Catch up with us cause we leaving Got enough followers I'm looking for some new leaders I'm looking for some new leaders I'm looking for some new leaders Got enough followers I'm looking for some new leaders [Verse 2: AK] Ever since the day I was born, that marks the day I was chosen To rise above them all and be a leader, I'm like Malcolm X when on the podium Martin Luther with a dream, Rosa Parks on the bus Though as funny as it seems it remind me of us Through the money and the fame ain't shit gon' change for the light we adjust Do it for the children without a ceiling to live up under Times getting hard, that's why my niggas smoke that tropic thunder If all our people spreaded love instead of evil We would prosper our conscious to a level with no equal lethal Stay true, I gave you my oath What would the ancient God my nigga Thoth Through all the books and the screens I was taught I look at myself and pretend to learn the most Our leaders dead and gone, what's left for the believers? If you looking for the truth, one word: Underachievers, nigga [Hook] x2 [Verse 3: Issa Gold] As I change the so called predestined course of my life Advance my shit so now I travel at the speed of light Moving these intricate insecurities out of sight Moving myself onward from the darkness into the light I take flight, it's goodbye to all the negativity That plague millions of young innocent souls like me Gave me the genius mind state necessary To feast off of this unlimited figurative tree Of life, I tried to tell these niggas that our purpose is to move it Something like Darwin's beliefs of humans in evolutions As I fall asleep on these social forms of materialism I wake up and go through more colors than your normal prism Would you rest my soul, I'm blinding me to a blurry of visions In light of me on what to cut with such gifted precision And now I'm truly livin' (bless up, bless up) And now I'm truly livin' (bless up, bless up) [Hook] x2