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Don't Forget About The Hood - Jasiri X

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Published on Oct 25, 2012

Free Download at http://jasirix.bandcamp.com/

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
credits

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