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I Am A Man (American Justice) (Single)

by J-LIVE

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I tell you what I pledge Allegiance to the people not the flag. The flag’ll never Represent the people 'til we all considered equal. In the Eyes of the law, rich or poor, officers kill Blacks with no remorse. Then ask what we bitchin for. And wonder why the innocent aint even snitchin' for'em. You just as dangerous as criminals so pick your poison. Part of the problem that refuses to relate. Turn the Hood to a trap very few can escape. Like the Word that precedes it. Neighbor. But if it aint the Cops it’s somebody else's neighborhood watch. As the Money turns your block from hot to the new hot Spot. Now it’s someone else’s neighborhood. Watch how Police get along with them. The storm troopers think the Whole hood is truant unless it’s affluent. But Even if you’re fluent in the language of law with Stacks green backs you can’t reply or buy out the Fact if you black there’s a target on your back, your Front your side they’ll blow down the front door Where you reside air out your ride whether Hooptie or coup your hoodie or your suit, you’re Ugly or your cute, a dentist or his son with a Scholarship to hoop, Colin Powell or Snoop. Hands on the steering wheel thrown for a loop, Hands up wallet out screaming don’t shoot Without even so much as an oops. Armed to the Teeth like troops. Fully automatic. Patrolling the warzone that we call home. Unless I’m breaking the law, leave me the fuck alone. How you gonna serve and protect A beat on a street that you don’t even respect. Blaming the neglect on the neglected. Confounding the cause for the effected. Children women and men subjected to a Stop and frisk puts pride and lives at risk. Heart Beats on pause if not stop. And probable Cause is probably cause we black and yawl cops. No apologies. But apologists say Not all police. Shh... Please! When you’re Treated less than human by a beast, it doesn’t matter If it’s the whole beast or nothing but the beast. If it’s systemic, pandemic and you don’t even Have the decency to condemn it? God damnit. Good constable. If I was hiding Behind the same shield I should feel responsible. But when a black child of god is dead and your Dead wrong. Why you only able to respond Defensive for beating the defenseless senseless? When we mourn and protest pursuit is relentless. But what about pursuit of justice? What happened to the People verses? When it’s police verses people like Us, victims are discussed with Disdain and disgust, fear, hate and distrust. Hard to win hearts and minds when you Lose’em and you break’em at the same damn time. How Many hearts and minds and bodies are confined Just for being indicted of the same exact crime? But Can’t afford the kind of defense that’s unionized Weaponized and never repents. The standards are Doubled like sentences Like what the 4th 8th and 13th amendment is? Did you forget? Cause the Facts don’t add up to the stats when the Deck and dice and the dealer is loaded and Stacked. So when I say I am a black man or Simply I am a man. You had me at black.
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released October 28, 2014

J. Cadet
Only Child's Brother's Music ASCAP
Produced by J-Live
Recorded mixed and mastered by J-Live at Triple Threat Studios Decatur, GA

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J-Live's music has been a staple of inspiration for listeners of underground hip hop for over 20 years. His discography includes more than 15 full projects, as well as countless guest appearances. The artists and producers J-Live has recorded and toured with are a who's who of hip hop icons from DJ Premier, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Prince Paul, The Roots, Black Star, Wu Tang Clan, and many many more. ... more

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