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"Do We Need to Start a Riot?" - Jasiri X

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Free Download http://jasirix.bandcamp.com/track/do-we-need-to-start-a-riot "Do We Need to Start a Riot?" is a response to the recent report by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement that states 110 Black people have been killed by the police in 2012, one every 40 hours http://mxgm.org/report-on-the-extrajudicial-killings-of-110-black-people/ Filmed on location in New York City at the historic march to end Stop and Frisk, and in Los Angeles on Florence and Normandie, where the 1992 LA rebellion began, "Do We Need to Start a Riot?" features words from legendary Activist/Comedian Dick Gregory and Henry Watson, one of the "LA Four", charged in the beating of Reginald Denny and highlighted in the recent VH1 documentary "Uprising: Hip-Hop and the LA Riots, and appearances by the Universal Zulu Nation, Occupy the Hood, the Sound Strike, the League, and Hip-Hop Artist Tahir Jahi. "Do We Need to Start a Riot?" was directed by Paradise Gray and Radee Westfield. LYRICS Ramarly Graham, they shot him Alan Blueford, they shot him Ken Chamberlain, they shot him Kendric McDade, they shot him Darius Simmons, they shot him Bo Morrison, they shot him Wendell Allen, they shot him Justin Sipp, they shot him Scared rappers be quiet Scared preachers be quiet Scared leaders be quiet You're in the presence of warriors Scared rappers be quiet Scared preachers be quiet Scared leaders be quiet You're in a warrior's face boy You can't call this a race war Cause we the only ones they got hate for That get shot down when the gage roar But we always willing to take more From Emmett Till on that lake floor To Trayvon, Rekia Boyd Mumia, Troy it's we destroyed Since I'm public enemy I bring the noise Marissa Alexander, they locked her Jasmine Thar, they shot her They keep trying to kill us But they never get indicted Our people crying loud But them scared rappers stay quit And if we don't get justice do we need to start a riot? In 92 those riots grew Peace treaty red unites with blue In LA the Crips and the Prius Put aside the feud and started riding true said the NOI was behind it to Then Police came in to divide the crews Steal a homies car them drive it through Another gangs hood then fire the tool Our unity is our biggest weapon When I asks this question you feeling threatened But imagined your child being killed for less and It's 45 days for the killer arrested mad at me cause I'm given a message But if we can be killed by Zimmermans And they can get off cause of privilege Then our we really citizens Get beaten to death if you a immigrant Go back to your country is the sentiment They call us monkeys say we ignorant So we get killed they don't give a shit Now what would you do if you were living this? To protect your kids from this? If ya child got killed would you live with it? Would you slit you wrists would you get the fifth Would you care about ya job our ya benefits? If they said they murderer was innocent No trial no jury no sentencing And you saw how foul this system is but they keep telling us to be patient They keep tell us to keep waiting They keep telling us that we hating And when we're killed cause we black that we racist Howard Morgan they shot em Then for 40 years they locked him They keep trying to kill us But they never get indicted Our people crying loud But them scared rappers stay quit And if we don't get justice do we need to start a riot?