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Best Verse on Distant Relatives - Find Me One Lie in This

DarcSkies777
DarcSkies777 Members Posts: 5,600 ✭✭✭
edited May 2010 in The Social Lounge
VERSE 1 - JR. GONG
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
Pay no mind to the Youths
Cause it's not like the future depends on it
But save the Animals in the Zoo
Cause the Chimpanzee dem a make big money
This is how the media pillages
On the TV the picture is
Savages in villages
And the scientist still can't explain the pyramids (huh)
Evangelists making a living on the videos of ribs of the little kids
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?
Solomonic linage whe dem still can't defeat and them coulda never clone
My spiritual DNA that print in my sould and I will forever OWN (Lord).

The bolded is just my favorite part...

Comments

  • melanated khemist
    melanated khemist Members Posts: 608 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2010
    excellent verse and a excellent album. Jr.Gong surprised me I didn't know he was that deep him and Nas definitely raised the bar with this 1. great thread!
  • DarcSkies777
    DarcSkies777 Members Posts: 5,600 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2010
    Me too...I never really care about or paid attention to the man until this album. I got the album because I wanted to hear the reggae mash up with Nas.

    But Damien pretty much stole the show. He is the best on this album to me.
  • melanated khemist
    melanated khemist Members Posts: 608 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2010
    Me too...I never really care about or paid attention to the man until this album. I got the album because I wanted to hear the reggae mash up with Nas.

    But Damien pretty much stole the show. He is the best on this album to me.

    Nas is my 2nd favorite rapper ever,behind Pac,but i agree Damien stole the show. I didn't know he was that spiritual plus he's very aware of whats going on right now. His production complemented nas' vocals perfectly. Lately Ive been getting into roots reggae so i was anxious to hear this callabo and wasn't disappointed.I will now checkout more of Damien's music.
  • TANGLUNG
    TANGLUNG Members Posts: 806 ✭✭
    edited May 2010
    I have not heard this album yet but I will definitely give this a listen.
  • Mdizzle9000
    Mdizzle9000 Members, Writer Posts: 8,319 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2010
    TANGLUNG wrote: »
    I have not heard this album yet but I will definitely give this a listen.

    go buy it son
  • DarcSkies777
    DarcSkies777 Members Posts: 5,600 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2010
    I thought they figured out how to read the glyphs though? Or where they talking about some other language?

    I thought they wrote in glyphs?
  • Swiffness!
    Swiffness! PART OF THE CONSPIRACY Members Posts: 10,128 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2010
    beautiful album, the type of event album that the Grammys love.................except it won't get any Grammy nominations becuz its "too black, too strong"
  • DarcSkies777
    DarcSkies777 Members Posts: 5,600 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2010
    Swiffness! wrote: »
    beautiful album, the type of event album that the Grammys love.................except it won't get any Grammy nominations becuz its "too black, too strong"

    I dont expect this album to do numbers or get awards. But it will be a classic. THis aint the kind of album that just goes away. Word of Mouth will keep it alive I think...in the streets and over seas at least. Where people REALLY need to hear it.
  • CMac
    CMac Members Posts: 5,748 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2010
    The whole album had so many quoteables in each track, Damian came harder on most tracks then Nas did IMO. That Patience track was best track on there lyrical for him.
  • DarcSkies777
    DarcSkies777 Members Posts: 5,600 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2010
    We should turn this into the Distant Relatives quotable thread. Cuz h-rap tried to in Reason but Im sur eyou can guess how that went smh...thats why I made this in here.
    Every
 man
 deserve 
to 
earn
 
 

    And 
every 
child 
deserve 
to 
learn, 
now


    
Every 
man 
deserve
 a 
turn

    
Like
 a 
flame 
deserve 
to 
burn


    
Each 
and 
every one 
deserve 
to 
earn

    
And 
every 
child
 deserve 
to 
learn


    
Cause
 every
 man 
deserve 
a 
turn
 

    Like
 Babylon
 deserve 
to 
burn
 


    Simple but this hook made me really pay attention to what the man had to say. Simple but true and unfounded in the world sadly.
  • DaPrinciplez
    DaPrinciplez Members Posts: 1,148
    edited May 2010
    I have to admit out of the 6 or so songs I've heard from the album, that was the best verse I heard too.

    How could Nas get shown up by someone we never paid attention too? :/
  • oliverlang
    oliverlang Members Posts: 593
    edited May 2010
    I think K'naan has the best verse on the album (simple but profound):

    From Tribal War -

    I drink poison
    Then I 🤬 diamonds
    I gave you Mandela, Black Dalai Lamas
    I gave you music
    You enthused in my kindness
    So how dare you reduce me to Donny Imus
    Timeless in case we never been acquainted
    Flyness who made it
    It gets duplicated
    Mindless violence
    Well let me try to paint it
    Heres the 5 steps
    In hopes to explain it
    One!
    Its me and my Nation against the World
    Two!
    Then me and my Clan against the Nation
    Three!
    Then me and my Famf against the Clan
    Four!
    Then me and my brother we no hesitation
    Uh!
    Go against the Famf until they cave in
    Five!
    Now who's left in this deadly equation?
    That's right, itfs me against my brother
    Then we point a Kalashnikov
    And 🤬 one another


    The album could have done without Lil' Wayne.
  • melanated khemist
    melanated khemist Members Posts: 608 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2010
    Jr, Gong on the promise land

    Imagine Ghana like California with Sunset Boulevard
    Johannesburg would be Miami
    Somalia like New York
    With the most pretty light
    The nuffest pretty car
    Ever New Year the African Times Square lock-off
    Imagine Lagos like Las Vegas
    The Ballers dem a Ball
    Angola like Atlanta
    A pure plane take off
    Bush Gardens inna Mali
    Chicago inna Chad
    Magic Kingdom inna Egypt
    Philadelphia like Sudan
    The Congo like Colorado
    Fort Knox inna Gabon
    People living in Morocco like the state of Oregon
    Algeria warmer than Arizona bring your sun lotion
    Early morning class of Yoga on the beach in Senegal
    Ethiopia the capitol of fi di Congression
    A deh so I belong
    A deh di The King come from
    I can see us all in limos
    Jaguars and B'mos


    Early morning class of Yoga on the beach in Senegal i like that part.
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