Audubon Ballroom

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Lupe Fiasco

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco ( /ˈluːpeɪ/ LOO-pay), is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. He also performs as the fro… more »

God is great!

Ghettos, America. U.S. to the izzay Killa in the citywide sprizzay Where there's sunshine in the shizzade Church won't pull him out the pin like a grenade For acting out their fears like a charade So they blackin out their tears like it's lights out Bring em out the black like a lighthouse And wave to 'em before they wiped out
Lifesaver, threw em, hope they catch it
But it's so Titanic to be iced out
That's just scratching the surface like triple axles
Want to roll around that Bentley like Crystal Castles
In addition to the chain That's just to take the attention from the pain
Or is it the mission of the man Audubon Ballroom, Motel Lorraine

Now white people, they can't say nigga So I gotta take it back
Now black people, we're not niggas God made us better than that

No break, all wake Little mayhem for your All-State, nay ham, all steak Get a good ball great like a golf grade Make the ball break Just one swing, no putting That's how I try 'n does things Especially when you pass it
Martin, Baldwin, Audubon Ballroom
Turn the glass ceiling to a glass floor
Make a trampoline out of trapdoor On that gasoline when I was back poor
Now they crafted out my dream underneath a tap floor Backpack battle-cat underground rap lore Anonymous but dominant, what's a Mac to a hacker In other words, we lyrical Zuckerbergs
Pimp you may move a mouse but what's a rat to a cat store It's like a gig to an app store I rap Black history, you can only see my past if you fast forward 
Now white people, they can't say nigga So I gotta take it back
Now black people, we're not niggas God made us better than that
 Black Panthers, black anthems, black blues
With black answers for black stanzas, Langston Hughes Breaking rules, ain't it cool?
Took it old, and made it new Black painters, musical black anger Black mothers, beautiful black anchors So lets hear it for 'em! Let's hear it for 'em!
Lets hear it for 'em! Lets hear it for 'em! Black America! Trap America!
80s Babies! Crack America!
Rap America! Bad as Erykah!
From the era of family tearing up
But we just won big, can't be undid Form a whole culture in just one kid Miami dope boys, Oakland militants Harlem Renaissance it's our deliverance 
Now white people, they can't say nigga So I gotta take it back
Now black people, we're not niggas God made us better than that

Written by: CHRISTIAN BUETTNER, MARCELLO PAGIN, TOM MUELLER, WASALU JACO

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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Audubon Ballroom