"We Coming" was inspired by the Dream Defenders, BYP100, and the movement of fast food and low wage workers to get $15 an hour and the right to form a union. "We Coming" was shot on location in Milwaukee, WI during the 8/29 Strike that took place in over 50 cities around the country. "We Coming" was produced by GM3, shot by Paradise Gray, and based off a chant by Artist and Activist Jazz Hudson. Young people are rising up all over the country and the world, believe me when I say, "WE COMING"!
LYRICS Verse 1 We organize stakes is high, in every hood and state we ride Defend the dream the winning team Malcolm said by any means 50 years since Dr. King School of hard knocks took shots in the boxing ring Studied and we got degrees Feeling like the Dr's seeds the block is locked we got the keys We got our shot cocked and squeezed Hit the mark watch us lead Prophecy born in an economy of poverty Reagan era policies and hustler psychologies Street corner pharmacies, car trunk armories New Jack City Carter dreams yellow tape marks the scene Mass indoctrination into Mass incarceration When your school is like a prison every class is occupation We try and say its wrong they wanna pass it off as hating If America is beautiful Why she wanna freeze us in place just like medusa do We came to turn on the lights this is our future too Who is you we new improved Movement we were meant to move its what we were created for We believe we are the ones we've been waiting for
Verse 2 We Fight for 15 Fight for this Dream You and I unified to strike against the machine This right wing regime got the country on lean Cause the richest companies get the biggest subsidies But wanting me to leave making $7.25 Coming home to my family and staring in hungry eyes No not another day cause our movement's coming alive And I'm on the front lines so you know I'm coming for mine Chicago, Milwaukee rise New York to the West Side St. Louis, KC and Detroit is ready to ride All we got is our lives our dignity and our pride Our enemy is the lies The remedy is our energy when we see its the time To turn up in these streets so deep that police can't see the concrete Shut em down we gonna show em who really run the town We came up from the underground them tables done spun around Young people of color found the crown we were created for We believe we are the ones we've been waiting for