As per request, the lyrics are down below. Thanks for listening!
"Generation We" - Lyrics
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]
(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!