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Published on May 20, 2010
In AP US History, we got the opportunity to write, record, and make a video for a rap song. I had to make mine about the Reconstruction Era in the United States following the Civil War when the slaves were declared free. The video's not my best, but it should get me the grade, ha ha ha.
Lyrics: Verse 1: Ya know the South was down and out, walking round with a frown After the War was finished up, the North had kicked em while theys down Emancipation Proclamation brought the freedom to the land All my dawgs got up and out and they took a f***** stand
The slaves dont wanna work all day and get beat up fo slackin off They wanna have equality They say enough is just enough! They want the basic rights enjoyed by every common man; In America the great, the Reconstruction had began
Chorus: Time for a new life, a new production Its a whole new era, its a Reconstruction All them hicks are out of luck Cause they aint got their slaves Them homies checkin out They gotta be real brave Time for a new life, a new production Its a whole new era, its a Reconstruction
Verse 2: Now Jim Crow has got a bone to pick with all the free blacks Hes makin life real hard with big ol property tax All the lynche mobs tryin to do his dirty work All the Southern tighty whities bein real big jerks
So all the slaves are moving up to escape the dreaded South They aint puttin up with whites They gonna to leave without a doubt Freedmans Bureau helpin out So the homies can adjust I'm talkin brand new schools now, thats some charitable trust!
Verse 3: Now, when it comes to free slaves Ya know that Congress got their back Thats why in 1866, They passed a Civil Rights Act Now all the brothas of this nation Could buy themselves some land They could also enter contracts, Now isnt that grand?
Amendment fourteen followed soon after that They all citizens now, we rollin out the welcome mat And before the Southern states were forgave for treachery They had to ratify this change Of course the first was Tennessee!
Closing After one more amendment that allowed the blacks to vote, It seemed the blacks and the whites were finally on the same boat Although problems were around, And some brothas were oppressed Life was still a lot better All my homies, they'd been blessed