Patience by Nas and Damien Marley

Aside from the drony reggae undertones, listen to what they spit.  Transcending from the stereotypical reggae “420” music that preaches “let’s love each other, peace, and harmony”, Powerful words of a revelatory song brings out raw truth and thought-provoking questions of our society and the politics that have shaped is.

A few extracts from the verses:

Some of the smartest dummies
Can’t read the language of Egyptian mummies
An’ a fly go a moon
And can’t find food for the starving tummies
. . . .

This is how the media pillages
On the TV the picture is
Savages in villages
Stereotyping the image of the images
And this is what the image is

You buy a khaki pants
And all of a sudden you say a Indiana Jones
An’ a thief out gold and thief out the scrolls and even the buried bones

Some of the worst paparazzis I’ve ever seen and I ever known
Put the worst on display so the world can see
And that’s all they will ever show
So the ones in the west
Will never move east
And feel like they could be at home
Dem get tricked by the beast
But a where dem ago flee when the monster is fully grown?

We growing wiser, are we just growing tall?

And what kind of spell is mankind under?
Everything on the planet we preserve and can it
Microwaved it and try it
No matter what we’ll survive it
What’s hu? what’s man? what’s human?
Anything along the land we consuming
Eatin’, deletin’, ruin
Trying to get paper
Gotta have land, gotta have acres
So I can sit back like Jack Nicholson
Watch n–gas play the game like the lakers

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