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Subversive Music - RATM, Lowkey, Akala, Slaves, Allflaws

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by londonkid, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. degsy

    degsy Banned Banned

  2. degsy

    degsy Banned Banned

  3. degsy

    degsy Banned Banned

     
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  4. degsy

    degsy Banned Banned

    ...and I can see those fighter planes...
    ...outside it's America...



    ...as we run...into the arms...of a'murka

    moody as fuck, love that tune.
     
  5. degsy

    degsy Banned Banned



    What's wrong mommy?
    - The people are upset about some things darling
    Why are they yelling?
    - They want attention, they're trying to get attention so that people will listen to them

    This is our way of trying to get some media attention
    Because they are ignoring us, they are ignoring the anti-war movement
    they're ignoring the anti-government movement
    we love our country but we cannot trust our government any more
    our government is totally out of control
    George Bush is fulla shit, and who do you believe George Bush or do you believe me that's what it's coming down to
    do you believe your neighbours, do you believe the people that live in your home town
    or do you believe these mad dog killers in Washington DC

    Are we setting up a situation where young people who are just starting to come of age
    are gonna have no choice but to either join the military, where there seems to be a lot of money
    or to go to jail where there seems to be a lot of money
    is that what this is lining up to be

    When we stand here today it is not enough to simply be for peace
    We have to be for social justice
    The fact is that right now, even as we are talking
    People are being murdered by US imperialism throughout the middle east and throughout the world

    Our sons and our daughters are out being used as cannon fodder?
    It's an outrage, and we should stand up and seize the hour and fight back

    If there is going to be any peace on earth, it is going to come as a consequence of our people uniting
    to defeat US imperialism ONCE AND FOR ALL.

    Easily I approach, the microphone, in this land of jokes
    Can't leave it alone, cause ya know, I could see right though
    Corrupt plans and these bullshit scams and untruths

    We livin' in a maze, different days and times
    The world is a stage, most truth is a lie
    In this propaganda matrix, the sheep just die
    For these murderous conservatives with corporate ties

    Deny knowledge of the truth, ignorin' the poor
    They just human ammunition for these capital wars
    Just human ammunition and collateral d
    That's why millions of us holla risin' up in the streets

    And when ya see me understand I'm representin' a voice
    The majority would feel if ever given a choice
    I don't need this seedy media they only annoy
    Cause the only ones that wanna scrap ain't never deployed

    Who do the fightin' for these rich white folks, and they wars
    No it ain't Drew Carey, Dennis Miller or stars
    Fox News, Mike Savage, Bruce Willis or Rush
    Won't be MSNBC, CNN or a Bush
    Never Toby Keith, Hannity, O'Reilly or Clint
    Ain't ClearChannel - know they ain't supportin' dissent
    Ain't Blair, Kid Rock, or Tom Cruise or vows
    Of James Woods, Rob Lowe, Tom Selleck or Powell
    Not Arnold Schwarzenegger, he ain't gonna shoot, or
    Ted Nuget cause in war the targets got weapons too
    Ain't Cheney, Rumsfeld, Halliburton or Ridge
    Or Ann Coulter, or Joseph Lieberman or the rich
    Or any bitch up in congress, they just make laws
    When it comes to fightin' - we the ones that end up in gauze
    So when you say "support that murderer," I have no applause
    Even if he got his jumpsuit on - we pay the cost
     
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  6. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

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  7. degsy

    degsy Banned Banned



    [Verse 1]
    They rob the third world of every cent
    Now that's bullshit
    Now you got third world debt
    Now that's bullshit
    You get your cheque there's never nothing left
    Now that's bullshit
    Then you pay tax on what you spend
    Now that's bullshit

    Then you even gotta pay tax on your pension
    Now that's bullshit
    They still wanna take your inheritance
    Now that's bullshit
    English kids rappin American
    Now that's bullshit
    The war's bullshit
    It's all bullshit

    Extending the congestion charge - Now that's bullshit
    Never fucking know where to park - Now that's bullshit
    Most of what you learn in class
    Especially regarding the past
    Men beating up on their spouse
    Rockin jewels but you ain't got a house
    Every single syllable that come out your mouth
    Now that's bullshit

    The war's bullshit
    It's all bullshit

    [Hook] X 2
    Bullshit
    Politicians talk never do shit
    It's bullshit
    All of what they feed us in the news
    It is bullshit
    Plus what they teach us in the schools
    It is bullshit
    The war's bullshit
    It's all bullshit

    [Verse 2]
    Pull me over 5 times in a day
    And I got attitude if I have something to say
    The wage MPs get paid
    They won't give firefighters a raise

    Football fans monkey sounds
    Black players that didn't speak out
    White players that didn't speak out
    The war's bullshit
    It's all bullshit

    Places where kids can't eat
    But AK47s are free

    Here you go fight for me
    And I'll take the minerals please
    Traffic wardens getting commission
    The motherfuckin weather in Britain
    All them weak raps that your spittin
    Now that's bullshit
    The war's bullshit
    It's all bullshit

    [Hook] x 2

    [Verse 3]
    AIDS comes from Africans fuckin a monkey
    Farrakhan banned from the country
    Rapists come here and it's lovely
    What the fuck is wrong with our government?

    Pedophiles get light sentence
    Ask yourself why they defend them
    Broke niggas flossing with benzes
    Now that's bullshit
    The war's bullshit
    It's all bullshit

    We invaded Iraq cause we were checking
    That's bullshit
    If they had weapons we would have kept stepping
    Bullshit
    Saddam would have bus it with no question
    No bullshit
    Pretty much every rap record
    Now that's bullshit
    Black boys killing eachother
    Now that's bullshit
    Especially cause it's over nothing
    Now that's bullshit
    I rep my ends and I'm thuggin'
    Now that's bullshit
    Look at what we do to our mothers
    Now that's bullshit

    Bullshit
    Politicians talk never do shit
    It's bullshit
    All of what they feed us in the news
    It is bullshit
    Plus what they teach us in the schools
    It is bullshit
    The war's bullshit
    It's all bullshit

    Bullshit
    Politicians talk never do shit
    It's bullshit
    All of what they feed us in the news
    It is bullshit
    Plus what they teach us in the schools
    It is bullshit
    The war's bullshit
    It's all bullshit
    BULLSHIT

    "That's bullshit"
     
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  8. chilango

    chilango When we wake up it'll be Spring,..



    If you can understand Spanish this one is pretty cool.

    Translation (slightly iffy and missing some of the punch) in this video below

     
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  9. londonkid

    londonkid Well-Known Member

    Great track
     
  10. londonkid

    londonkid Well-Known Member

    This guys amazing. So glad I discovered his stuff.
     
  11. londonkid

    londonkid Well-Known Member

    New one - This dudes out there

     
  12. londonkid

    londonkid Well-Known Member

    One of the first ever rappers

     
  13. londonkid

    londonkid Well-Known Member

    Another UK MC/poet who doesnt say (ya get me bruv)

     
  14. londonkid

    londonkid Well-Known Member

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  16. Anton

    Anton Active Member

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    is this subversive??
    not homophobic, just a funny ridiculous song.
     
  17. butchersapron

    butchersapron bring back hanging

    ..and that should be you gone.
     
  18. shifting gears

    shifting gears Well-Known Member

    Prick

    ETA - reported
     
  19. Anton

    Anton Active Member

    i didn't say i agreed with the sentiment. i asked whether this song is subversive? frankly, its too goofy to take seriously. then again, perhaps the song is too subversive? i dunno.
     
  20. Anton

    Anton Active Member

    a song doesn't necessarily denote a political position, i'm sorry for the offence.

    but the thread is 'subversive music'. subversive music by definition would sometimes be edgy and not say the thing you want it to say.
    for example this is a good song, but i don't necessarily 'condone' the misogynistic violence this song appears to celebrate. ie check out this:



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  21. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Only just saw the reports for this. Yes the ANL song is homophobic. No it's not funny, and it's definitely not subversive; it's the opposite. Don't post that sort of thing please.
     
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  22. Anton

    Anton Active Member

    that's me told, i certainly wont.
    it seems to me that funny is subjective, what one finds funny another doesnt?
    subversive? also, please give me a definition of it, it seems to me a lot of things can be subversive.
    on another note, this seems subversive:
     
  23. londonkid

    londonkid Well-Known Member

    Sage is back.

     
  24. londonkid

    londonkid Well-Known Member

    slave to money then u die

     
  25. londonkid

    londonkid Well-Known Member

  26. londonkid

    londonkid Well-Known Member

    New PE

     
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  27. londonkid

    londonkid Well-Known Member

    dudes on point

     
  28. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    The new body count is great: sound class analysis from ice t & crew

     
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  29. londonkid

    londonkid Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this. Used to love Body Count.
     
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    londonkid Well-Known Member

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