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Don't Forget About The Hood

Friday, 02 November 2012 12:31 By Jasiri X, SpeakOut | Video

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Directed by Emmai Alaquiva, "Don't Forget About The Hood" illustrates how the issues of the poor and urban communities have been all but forgotten in this current election season, and wonders what happened to all of the energy and organizing that took place in the wake of the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin.

"Don't Forget About the Hood" was produced in collaboration with http://hoodievote.org with Da Ricanstrukta providing the powerful soundtrack

LYRICS

See cause we broke they forget about the hood

So when you vote don't forget about the hood

I ain't telling folks don't get up out the hood

just when you living good don't forget about the hood

Let's say we did it for the hood

Put on your fitted and you hood

I'm talking to the those you know that's living in the hood

that ain't getting what they should

we won't forget the hood

We the lost and forgotten called rotten so we tossed to the bottom

Let em tell it we the source of the problem

They call us gangbangers and illegals

Cane slangers of da evil

Like we the main danger to the people

So our issues don't get the same anger or treated equal

if you not one of them change raisers they don't see you

So the hood every week is ignored

Before these politicians speak to the poor they reach for the door

now voter ID is the norm

Police brutality's not reformed poverty's even more

Tens of thousands of human beings they still deport

And they made it a felony if you come back and get caught

We need to stop cheering for sides like its a sport

Vote for your self and your own hood time is short

Cause doing nothing ain't a option

Do something get it poppin

Real action over talking

The whole world is watching

So when you vote don't forget about the hood

Get out and vote but don't forget about the hood

I ain't telling folks don't get up out the hood

just when you living good don't forget about the hood

Let's say we did it for the hood

Put on your fitted and you hood

I'm talking to the those you know that's living in the hood

that ain't getting what they should

we won't forget the hood

Do we remember Trayvon or is the pain gone

Do we remain strong or did we move way on

Remember when we all had pictures in our hoods

Did we forget about the hood

Zimmerman's still free I don't know about you but it kills me

This murderer could be found not guilty

Remember how we organized fortified for the ride

Polarized but mobilized I thought it was so divine

What happened to that energy we need it now more than ever

Many people kept working I will not ignore their effort

Give voice to the voiceless that's why I record this message If you really for the hood for who or for what you reppin

That the million dollar question

Millionaires is who we follow but they hollow in they lessons

What's the point of a weapon pointed in the wrong the direction

If your hood is what you reppin how strong is your connection

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Don't Forget About The Hood

Friday, 02 November 2012 12:31 By Jasiri X, SpeakOut | Video

Media

Directed by Emmai Alaquiva, "Don't Forget About The Hood" illustrates how the issues of the poor and urban communities have been all but forgotten in this current election season, and wonders what happened to all of the energy and organizing that took place in the wake of the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin.

"Don't Forget About the Hood" was produced in collaboration with http://hoodievote.org with Da Ricanstrukta providing the powerful soundtrack

LYRICS

See cause we broke they forget about the hood

So when you vote don't forget about the hood

I ain't telling folks don't get up out the hood

just when you living good don't forget about the hood

Let's say we did it for the hood

Put on your fitted and you hood

I'm talking to the those you know that's living in the hood

that ain't getting what they should

we won't forget the hood

We the lost and forgotten called rotten so we tossed to the bottom

Let em tell it we the source of the problem

They call us gangbangers and illegals

Cane slangers of da evil

Like we the main danger to the people

So our issues don't get the same anger or treated equal

if you not one of them change raisers they don't see you

So the hood every week is ignored

Before these politicians speak to the poor they reach for the door

now voter ID is the norm

Police brutality's not reformed poverty's even more

Tens of thousands of human beings they still deport

And they made it a felony if you come back and get caught

We need to stop cheering for sides like its a sport

Vote for your self and your own hood time is short

Cause doing nothing ain't a option

Do something get it poppin

Real action over talking

The whole world is watching

So when you vote don't forget about the hood

Get out and vote but don't forget about the hood

I ain't telling folks don't get up out the hood

just when you living good don't forget about the hood

Let's say we did it for the hood

Put on your fitted and you hood

I'm talking to the those you know that's living in the hood

that ain't getting what they should

we won't forget the hood

Do we remember Trayvon or is the pain gone

Do we remain strong or did we move way on

Remember when we all had pictures in our hoods

Did we forget about the hood

Zimmerman's still free I don't know about you but it kills me

This murderer could be found not guilty

Remember how we organized fortified for the ride

Polarized but mobilized I thought it was so divine

What happened to that energy we need it now more than ever

Many people kept working I will not ignore their effort

Give voice to the voiceless that's why I record this message If you really for the hood for who or for what you reppin

That the million dollar question

Millionaires is who we follow but they hollow in they lessons

What's the point of a weapon pointed in the wrong the direction

If your hood is what you reppin how strong is your connection

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

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