Rebel Romance (Feat. Alia & Assata)

from by Jamii Tata

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I'm thoroughly impressed
You're up on Malcolm X
You're more than a chest
And a lost mindset

I can speak 2 you in chess
About strategic movement
And about how a united front
Makes up a movement

You abhor pig flesh,
Buy vegetables fresh
and use coupons
in the supermarket

You planned to attend
the Social Forum of 2010
Advance booked a hotel
in Detroit, Michigan

You care beyond yourself
like mothers about their kids
Soup Kitchen Apron on Thanksgiving

You're down for the Struggle
like Mandela's 1st & 2nd wife;
Coretta, Betty, Angela & Assata
Sojourner writes
the truth
in the words she spoke:
Women should TAKE their rights
and stop blowing smoke

You write 2 your senators every damn day
Upset about about the stupid things men do & say
You march in the streets
Licensed 2 carry heat
Strong amidst defeat;
Rain rightly runs from your feet

The tempest of a storm can't stop you
Lighting can't shock you
Girl, you know the Ten Point Platform
Better than I do

Memorized the Nguzo Saba
Sunrise & Sunset you give praise 2 the Naba
The Chief
Asking the universe for peace
Through working for universal peace
Got you losing sleep
Phenomenally, a woman who's a step above the rest
19 hr dayz keeping it moving, moving

Vagabond like Assata on the run
Traveling 2 see the smile of distant native suns
Distant native tongues
You know about twelve
Learned Arabic when about twelve
Spanish @ 17, Portuguese @ 18
Yoruba @ 20 plus a lil' Japanese

Up on Anime
Cuz you like the swordplay
Bushido books align your library
shelf
Did I mention the Judo Belt?
You're a Knowledge entrepreneur
Reppin' Know Allegiance!

I'm thoroughly impressed
with you, you conscious woman
You're willing 2 give
as much as you receive
Your wisdom is like
the apple Adam took from Eve
Got me eating the skin
the stem and the seeds

credits

from Justice Journal Singles, track released February 14, 2012
Jazzy Pha on the beat, Alia HQ on the poetic 1's & 2's and Assata weaving knowledge through verbal prose.

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Jamii Tata Detroit, Michigan

Jamii Tata (born in Detroit, MI) is a spoken word poet who draws inspiration from the late great Gil Scott-Heron, The Last Poets, Langston Hughes, Malcolm X and Fred Hampton. Intertwining poetry, beatboxing and emceeing he has performed in MI, IL and TX. He sets to release his first official mixtape entitled Justice Journal in February of 2012. (Food) Justice Journal will follow in 2014. ... more

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