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  • Chuck D Takes Stand on New Orleans Situation

    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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  • #2
    Thanks, nice lyrics can't wait for the song.

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    • #3
      He should do a song with Kanye, hell a whole album...that'd be dope.
      "Say you rollin on dubs, I'll roll over ya shit in a tank/
      I'm th greatest rapper since _____, fill in th blank/"

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      • #4
        why didnt the mayor and the governor of new orleans get the people out the hospitals and nursing homes if they were telling people to leave the city. what about the city officals who are maj. black i think they failed the people of new orleans as well i hate that media is trying to make this about race. some of those people couldnt leave but many could and they didnt the city officals didnt have a plan or any organization in this thing before hand. the president gave the governor of new orleans the full weight of the federal government two days proir to katrina even hitting just like he gave it to all the other two governors and even though ms has been hard hit it didnt have the communication and lack of orgazation that new orleans had. the gov. of la could have used what the president gave her to set up and move national guard and people in position before the levees broke and she didnt she just sat there
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        • #5
          Thanks for posting.

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          • #6
            Chuck D is an idiot just seeking attention.
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            • #7
              What a hero
              Originally posted by 2-MEO
              I found 9/11 hilarious.
              Originally posted by 2-MEO
              Fuck Steve-O specifically and disabled people in general.
              (imwstupid

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              • #8
                dont like how the race card is being pulled....it's just a fucked up situation in general...wasn't nobodys fault....i mean people were warned and yet still people stayed....they act like were not sending troops out there

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                • #9
                  lol Chuck D has always been raw. For some parts he's right though.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ml2niceguy
                    dont like how the race card is being pulled....it's just a fucked up situation in general...wasn't nobodys fault....i mean people were warned and yet still people stayed....they act like were not sending troops out there

                    It's the fact the troops to so long. Also, the leeves in the New Orleans by the Mississippi river, wasn't suppose to break. If the leeves do their job like they're suppose to, the city doesn't flood like it did.
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                    • #11
                      big ups to Chuck D!
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                      • #12
                        chuck d. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> kanye west
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                        • #13
                          Everyone needs to stop blaming everything bad that happens on race.

                          All the time i see people saying stop racism but all this shit just fuels it further and brings more tension.

                          How about instead of making songs that will only seperate us, we get together to make sure this doesn't ever happen again like it did.

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