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10. Black & Brown feat. Jelly Roll

Artist: Xzibit
Album: Full Circle
Song: Black & Brown feat. Jelly Roll
Typed by: The crew at the XzibitCentral.com Forums (special thanks goes to Lady Di and Madziool)
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(Intro)

What’s up…
We need to talk
Let me light my backwood
(sound of a lighter, then X inhales it and then exhales)
(glass breaks in background)
That’s why we need to sit down
And talk about the black and the brown

(Verse 1)

Yo, I love Los Angeles
You can hear it in my music
Plus I got the scars to prove it
Man… you don’t understand what I understand
I’m feeling like I’m a piece to a bigger plan
Cuz all I’m sayin’ is the God honest truth of it all
We fightin’ the wrong enemy, that’s why I’m gettin’ involved
It’s just like the end of that movie Saw
When them 2 chanied up guys met with their demise
And the mastermind was laying there the whole time
Remember that?
That’s why we have to sit down
And speak about the black and the brown

(Verse 2)

Now I didn’t come here to point no fingers
I know over the years that the pain still lingers over past confrontations
Sh*t, we all on parole and probation and in f**ked up situations
And everybody lose, from the pen to the neighborhoods
Now it’s even in the high schools
Cuz as I was watchin’ K-CAL news
When the students squared off and when the one kid wouldn’t choose sides
Hit with a hammer and the kid died
Now is a full blown riot, that’s when the fist start flying
These kids ain’t learnin’ sh*t about math nor science… man

(Chorus)

Tension is so thick, summer comin’ round
I don’t wanna see no more of us up under the ground
So now, that’s why we need to sit down
And talk about the black and the brown
Eighty percent of inmates are black and hispanic
They tryin’ to wipe us all off the face of this planet, damn it
That’s why we need to sit down
And talk about the black and the brown

(Verse 3)

Yo, I got the homie José from way back in the day
He came and scooped me up in a all white 6-tray
And he really don’t f**k with nobody outside of the set
It’s tatted big on his neck ya know
So over the years build respect and trust
So black and brown issues we both discuss
He said “homes, it’s been goin’ down too long
I gotta bang them fools and it don’t feel wrong
They killed my cousin over 88 bricks
So word came down we gotta handle that sh*t
Kill all Mijietes in white t-shirts”
Gotta tell the truth homes the truth does hurt
But first I remind him of what vengence do, what vengence is and who vengence belongs to
He wasn’t tryin’ to hear that sh*t
He just turned up the volume bangin’ 50 cent

(Chorus)

Tension is so thick, summer comin’ around
I don’t wanna see no more of us up under the ground
So now, that’s why we need to sit down
And talk about the black and the brown
Eighty percent of inmates are black and hispanic
They tryin’ to wipe us all off the face of this planet, damn it
That’s why we need to sit down
And talk about the black and the brown

(Verse 4)

Ive got soldiers from both side who really don’t care
Who identify themselves by the colors they wear
The homie came through to put one in the air
I could tell something was wrong the way he sat in his chair
He said “X… man, I’m just gettin’ out from doing 88 months
Tryin’ to figure things out
He told me in the pen you get down or get done
Because the brown and black ratio was 5 to 1”
Showed me the scar on his gut and his neck
They got him good, said he damn near bled to death
The hate was so deep I could see in his eyes
When he described what’s it feels like to almost die
All I could do was just sit back and listen
About how we were about to send soldiers on missions
I got hit by a bottle (glass breaks) but I’m not dead
I said “think with your heart homie not your head”
I said

(Chorus)

Tension is so thick, summer comin’ around
I don’t wanna see no more of us up under the ground
So now, that’s why we need to sit down
And talk about the black and the brown
Eighty percent of inmates are black and hispanic
They tryin’ to wipe us all off the face of this planet, damn it
That’s why we need to sit down
And talk about the black and the brown

(Outro) Jelly Roll

Oooh you must defend yourself
If you don’t then one else
Your homies got to ride
Your fightin’ for your life
They want both of us dead
You ain’t heard a word I said
Your fightin’ for your life
Your homie got to ride

(Chorus)

Tension is so thick, summer comin’ around
I don’t wanna see no more of us up under the ground
So now, that’s why we need to sit down
And talk about the black and the brown
Eighty percent of inmates are black and hispanic
They tryin’ to wipe us all off the face of this planet, damn it
That’s why we need to sit down
And talk about the black and the brown

(Music to fade)



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