2045 Radical Man
How can a non-musician discuss the future of music From anything other than a consumer point of view? These people make decisions for the bulk of us Without consulting any of us Sales and distributions of our futures If this world were fair and right They'd give up the car keys this very night Damn, hit it 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Flash forward, 2045 What did you stand for in the life of your prime When faced with the final judgment of today Who profited from the game That you and your niggas play Radical man, save a life Come on, take a stand, give that money back Let's make a plan, the brand new currency Taking care of one another you and me Radical, radical Flash backward, 1999 In a world shockful of viruses How'd y'all stay alive? Depending on this so-called man For everything you got comes from his hand Food, water, the clothes you wear How many of y'all niggas really care? We don't care Let's define this word, nigga Someone who stays high Watching their life go by Someone content with riding it behind, nigga They come in all colors, white, black, Puerto Rican But the main niggas we speakin' 'bout Wear suits and buy and sell corporations With only one thing in mind Break it up That is the destruction of the So-called radical man by 2045 Let's get radical Let's get radical Watch me now Schooled in the art of digital games When the war broke out they called your name Everyone of color put on the front line Holocaust Avenue, 2009 Get an education, good job, who says? Fool with the gold fronts drinkin' Alize They don't play by the rules makin' no sense today Gotcha on line so you think it's okay Better built cell block, mos def say That's where you gonna stay, nigga Where you gonna stay, nigga? Oh my God, it's the Green Mile Radical, radical man Radical, radical man Radical, radical man Radical man What's up, y'all? What y'all wanna do? Ain't nobody up in that crew know How to really run that computer And make it flow If you ain't born with it You know, talkin' about the to and fro, hit me Come on, you know way down What George say, fall around, alright We claim Miles Davis, not Michaelangelo We playin' D-flat in the funk You better act like you know We don't care what Albert Einstein did I'd rather know, rather know How they built the pyramid, hey James Brown, Chuck D. and Jimi Turn me up louder now And I don't think y'all hear me 2045, we will stay alive 2045, God is on our side The whole pop scenario is just nothin' But a dream The day you wake up is the day You get the real cream, nigga Radical man Who got the plan, who got the plan? Radical man Who got the plan, who got the plan? This is the funk the industry most fears All of us getting together In a locked board of directors I don't think so Ain't nobody runnin' this It's all about DNA, the radical man Where will you be in 2045? 30 million people right now Are being wiped off the face of the planet By a disease they claim has no cure In the matter of a blinking eye All of us right now can testify Take a stand, radical man, oh
Written by: Prince Rogers Nelson
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