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Version One - "Generation We" (Jin's Hip Hop Census 2010 Mixtape)

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Uploaded on Apr 10, 2010

UPDATE 2: You can listen to the full track here: http://www.soundcloud.com/versionone

Download the entire mixtape here: http://www.mediafire.com/?jxm4q22ey1r...

As per request, the lyrics are down below. Thanks for listening!

"Generation We" - Lyrics

[Intro]

Welcome... (Ayo what's good y'all?)
I go by the name of -- V1 (Version One)
Hip Hop Census, 2010
This is our time now...

Ha! Shout outs to Jin the MC man
For giving us the opportunity to let our voices be heard
So let's go...

[Verse 1 - V1]

I remember when Kanye said it: "Racism still alive, they just be concealing it!"
Racism's still alive, now we're just revealing it
Seeing it, firsthand, I don't understand
Insensibly, people showing their insensitivity
The message that we see is one of inhumanity
So now, more than ever we need love and unity
I don't want to be a part of "Generation Me"
Self-absorbed young adults can't lead the future of society
Misogyny: it bothers me, a world filled with poverty
The opportunity to succeed is out of reach
Privatization of education is highway robbery
This is snobbery the way we treat each other is not proper see
The prophecy is -- if we can reach one, teach one
Another to love each other: fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers
To work together, offer up a helping hand
Maybe then, the entire world would understand

[Chorus - V1]

I never knew a love, love, love -- a love like this
Got to be something for me to write this
Our time is now, we're ready to make a change
This is "Generation We" and it starts today

I never knew a love, love, love -- a love like this
Got to be something for me to write this
Our time is now, we're ready to make a change
This is "Generation We" and we're starting today

[Verse 2 - Jin]

Today's a good day to start, before I lose it
Let me just say I'm honored to be a part of the movement
On a mission myself, seeking out what the truth is
I know one thing for sure, hip hop is where the youth is
It's undeniable, the power of music
I'm just here to share my life, you know I've been through it
I ain't here to tell you what to do, it's up to you
Trust me, you don't want to be stuck when your luck is through
I'm trying to figure out the path while my soul is intact
Every day I get closer and my goal is in fact
That's my pure driving source of motivation
Hopefully I get a chance that I can show the nation
On every platform with a mic in my hand
Lines inspire the fire that I ignite in a fan
See my vision with a better view
Learned a lot over the years but one thing I never knew

[Chorus - V1]

[End]

(Ay) It's time to make a change
(Ay) And it starts today
(Ay) It's time to make a change
This is "Generation We" and it starts today

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who voted for me. I was selected as one of the fifteen entries to appear on the mixtape and have Jin feature on my track! I'll let you guys know when the full version is released.

This is my entry for Jin's Hip Hop Census 2010 Mixtape. Thanks to Jin for coming up with this contest and giving us emcees the chance to get on a track with him.

The instrumental I chose is from XV's "Awesome" produced by Seven for XV's "Everybody's Nobody" Mixtape. Highly recommend you check them out.

Feel free to leave your ratings and comments. I'd love to hear what everyone thinks. Thanks for taking the time to listen. Much love and appreciation for the support. Good luck to all participants!

For instructions on how to vote click here: http://ayojin.com/2010-hiphop-census-...

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