Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Talking About Being Blunt....


Check This Out...
"These Are Our Heroes" ("Coon Picnic") by Nas

Chorus:

Let's hear it
one for the coons on UPN 9 and WB
Who "yes Massa" on TV
what ever happened to Weezy?
The Red Foxes?
Never got Emmys but were real to me
Let's hear it
two for the spooks who do cartwheels
Cause they said they played they parts well
Now they claim caviar
hate that oxtail
Lambda Sigma Phi badge on lapel
Whitey always tell him
"Ooh he speak so well"
Are you the one we look to?
The decent Negro?
The acceptable Negro?
hell naw
But they say
"These are our heroes"

Verse 1:

Uh
Massa used to breed us to be bigger to go play
Athletes of today in the NBA
make me proud
But there's something they don't say
Keep getting accused for abusing White pussy
From OJ to Kobe or let's call him Toby
First he played his life cool
just like Michael
Now he rock ice too just like I do
Yo, you can't do better than that?
The hotel clerk who adjusts the bathroom mat?
Now you lose sponsorships that you thought had your back
Yeah you beat the rap jiggaboo fake nigga you
You turn around then you shit on Shaq
Who woulda knew
Mr. Goodie-Two-Shoes
He love a little butt crack
got enough cash
Little kids with they bus pass
who look up to you
To do something for the youth
stupid spoof
But you let them use you as an example
They would rep
but our heroes got they hands full

Chorus:

Let's hear it
one for the coons on UPN 9 and WB
Who "yes Massa" on TV
What ever happened to Weezy?
The Red Foxes?
Never got Emmys but were real to me
Let's hear it
two for the spooks who do cartwheels
Cause they said they played they parts well
Now they claim caviar
hate that oxtail
Lambda Sigma Phi badge on lapel
Whitey always tell him
"Ooh he speak so well"
Are you the one we look to?
The decent Negro?
The acceptable Negro?
hell naw
But they say
"These are our heroes"

Verse 2:

You Homey The Clown, bowtie, apple pie, Bo Jangles
But we love Bo Jangles.
we know what he came through
But what's your excuse, duke?
You talk Black
but your album sound like you'd give your nuts for a plaque.
You don't ride for the facts like
um say Scarface
You don't know what you feel,
y'all too safe
Election done came and went
y'all worked so hard for it
and in the end we all got dicked
These are our heroes
thanks a lot public school systems still rot
Still harassed by cops
snitches on blocks
selling they peoples out
Some real folks with clout
Tavis Smiley, Michael Eric Dyson
Stokely Carmichael
let's try to be like them
Nicky Giovanni poetical Black female
Jim Brown to the people who sing well from Fela
to Miriam Makeba
The mirror says you are the next American leader
So don't be
accepting new "We are the World" records
These pickaninnies get with anything to sell records
Cause it's trendy to be
the conscious MC
But next year
who knows what we'll see?

Ha Ha these are our heroes

Chorus:

Let's hear it
one for the coons on UPN 9 and WB
Who "yes Massa" on TV
What ever happened to Weezy?
The Red Foxes?
Never got Emmys but were real to me
Let's hear it
two for the spooks who do cartwheels
Cause they said they played they parts well
Now they claim caviar
hate that oxtail
Lambda Sigma Phi badge on lapel
Whitey always tell him
"Ooh he speak so well"
Are you the one we look to?
The decent Negro?
The acceptable Negro?
hell naw
But they say
"These are our heroes"

Yeah I wanna give a special shout out to the the crew doing they thing out there repping us hard.

Big up to Tiger Woods. Yeah you don't stop. Big up to Cuba Gooding Jr. You know...yeah you know. Taye Diggs...what up my nigga? Yeah ha ha And you don't quit and you don't quit and you don't stop and you don't quit.


WOW...Talk about puting out on the table...Nasir Jones...So what do you all think?
I'll keep you posted


7 comments:

Jazz said...

I LOVE HIM! NAS REPRESENTS!
He can call some folks out, hunh?

e M I A 6 said...

ya. i actually like that track on the cd. time to shine light in the shadows.

Phareal said...

Yeah, Nas is in my top 5 fav's of all time.....BUT, I honestly believe he coulda finessed this track a lil bit better. He coulda disguised their names or somethin to make us listen a lil harder-cuz by him just sayin their names directly, aint no surprise-he just callin them coons and thas it.

Dayrell said...

I was listening to this album the other day as a matter of fact. Nas is still hot as ever! He gets MADD respect from me for dropping that knowlege. This is a powerful track.

kashata said...

I think i love Nas even more now(if that's possible),and i'm extremely joyful that he called people out especially that little Kobe bitch.

G. Cornelius Harris said...

Does every sistah have it out for Kobe now?
I'll keep you posted

PRINCE CHARMING said...

I've been hearing about this song but never actually heard the song itself or read the lyrics until today...I can't lie--I agree with some parts of it. Really makes u think...