Def Poetry: KRS-One & Doug E Fresh – 2nd Quarter

Def Poetry: KRS-One & Doug E Fresh – 2nd Quarter


The teacher speaks up once again, with fellow pioneer Doug E Fresh beatboxing on the background. Performed at Def Poetry in 2005, Season 4 – Episode 3. They are part of the lines from 2nd Quarter Free Throws from KRS’ ’97 I Got Next album.

It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny” – Jean Nidech.

Everybody’s bad and everybody’s tough
But how many people are intelligent enough to open up their eyes and see through the lies
Discipline themselves, yourself to stay alive? Not many
That’s why the universe sent me today, on this stage with this to say

The rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer
And in the final hour many heads will lose power
What does the rich versus the poor really mean?
Psychologically it means you got to pick your team

When someone says the rich gets richer
Visualize wealth and put yourselves in the picture
The rich get richer, cause they work towards rich
The poor get poorer, cause their minds can’t switch from the ghetto

Let go, it’s not a novelty
You could love your neighborhood without loving poverty
Follow me, every mother, father, son, daughter
There’s no reason to fear the New World Order

We must order the whole new world to pay us
The New World Order and the old state chaos
The Big Brother watching over you, is a lie you see
Hip-Hop could build it’s own secret society

But first you and I got to unify
Stop the negativity and control our creativity
The rich is getting richer, so why we ain’t richer?
Could it be we still thinking like niggas?

Educate yourselves, make your world view bigger
Visualize wealth and put yourselves in the picture”


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