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Beatnick & K-Salaam - Checkpoints: Ghetto To Gaza ft. Talib Kweli, M1 (Dead Prez)

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Published on Sep 15, 2014

For the single, "Checkpoints: Ghetto To Gaza". Available Now!
iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/p9yq25m

Directed by Joe Pacheco

HOOK:

Beatnick: From the day that we're born until the moment we're gone, we find a...
M1: A checkpoint, a checkpoint, everywhere a checkpoint. A checkpoint, a checkpoint, everywhere a checkpoint.
Beatnick: Everywhere that I go, there's someone telling me hold up at a...
M1: A checkpoint, a checkpoint, everywhere a checkpoint. A checkpoint, a checkpoint, everywhere a checkpoint.

M1 VERSE:

Every time I come outside,
There's another pig that wanna check my ride /
Open up my trunk and take a look inside,
Even if you try, you can't stop my grind. /
Shine me in the eyes with those goddam lights,
Then they violate my goddam rights /
It's the same story every hood, every night /
Everybody numb to it, we don't do nothing but buy blunts in the Palestinian bodegas
That sell rotten tomatoes, loose newport shorts and quarter-waters
Little did they know that I could be a supporter /
They treat us the same way when we go to the border.
Got the same enemies, in the game, in these streets /
But they blame you and me, if you aim to be free /
It's so plain you can see /
That they train the military to emulate shit that they did in the late 60's.

HOOK:

TALIB KWELI VERSE:

Checkpoint Charlie, the feds aimin at Kweli
Endangered species like Tigers in Bengali /
Treat us subhuman for entertainment and labor,
Never did they think we would ever become neighbors /
So they treat us with contempt, Beat us to death,
It's assasination that attempt, no leaders are left, yep /
And the kids don't learn when the teacher cuttin the class
Little kids gon burn when the snakes cuttin the grass /
The best of us, look at the faces of protestors
While the rest of us, singing the praises of our oppressors /
Fuck a valentine, my heart goes out to Palestine
My name autocorrect to Taliban /
So since the days of the Dollar van,
the hollow man recognize the needs of the cameraman /
One Man's terrorist, is the next man's freedom fighter,
Gotta fire it up, I'ma be the lighter

HOOK:

Beatnick Verse:

Imaginary lines, across a flaming globe,
We gotta link before we're outta time /
Forget the politricks and pave the road to unite,
Cause it's a problem in the way we focus the fight /

HOOK:

Official music video by Beatnick & K-Salaam performing Checkpoints: Ghetto To Gaza feat. Talib Kweli & M1 (Dead Prez). 2014

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  • License

    • Standard YouTube License
  • Song

    • Checkpoints: Ghetto To Gaza (feat. Talib Kweli & M1)
  • Artist

    • Beatnick & K-Salaam
  • Album

    • Checkpoints: Ghetto To Gaza
  • Licensed by

    • EMPIRE (on behalf of Beatnick & K-Salaam Records)

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