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Understand What Black Is (Remixes)

by The Last Poets

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    Limited edition 12" Single featuring remixes from Mala and Dego & Kaidi.

    This vinyl contains only 4 tracks, the Radio Edit and Dego & Kaidi Downtempo remixes are digital only.

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Understand what Black is The source from which all things come The security blanket for the stars Understand what Black is It is not a color It is the bases of all colors It is not a complexion It is a reflection Of all complexions called human And out of this Blackness Passion flows like a river Feelings tell the truth Song and dance And making you laugh Are family members Understand what Black is The breath you breathe The sweat on your brow The cheers and the tears Balancing the world on your head Faith is the glue That holds us all together This is your Blackness Not some horror story Of lost souls drifting Into the land of perversion Blackness is love Is a light shinning on a path Leading to the Sun Or caressed in the bosom of the moon Understand what Black is Power you must yield to A force so strong We try to sleep it away A jolt to your circuits That say you must be electric And plugged in to the sockets of the world Black is humanity That beautiful chord On a twelve string guitar That makes you smile That offers comfort In turbulent times Provides food When there’s nothing to eat A shelter when there’s no where to live Black is humanity Making hope stand tall and not wilt Because Black knows Did it before Tested by fire Washed in the waters of life Black is hot Black is cool Black is wise And could never be a fool Understand what Black is Black is a hero not a villain Black is the essence Sealed with a kiss Black is the stone We build our dreams on A shadow at evening’s mist Bigger than reality Blending into the night To let the Sun chill And watch the stars dance In rhythm to the music in our souls
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Understand what Black is The source from which all things come The security blanket for the stars Understand what Black is It is not a color It is the bases of all colors It is not a complexion It is a reflection Of all complexions called human And out of this Blackness Passion flows like a river Feelings tell the truth Song and dance And making you laugh Are family members Understand what Black is The breath you breathe The sweat on your brow The cheers and the tears Balancing the world on your head Faith is the glue That holds us all together This is your Blackness Not some horror story Of lost souls drifting Into the land of perversion Blackness is love Is a light shinning on a path Leading to the Sun Or caressed in the bosom of the moon Understand what Black is Power you must yield to A force so strong We try to sleep it away A jolt to your circuits That say you must be electric And plugged in to the sockets of the world Black is humanity That beautiful chord On a twelve string guitar That makes you smile That offers comfort In turbulent times Provides food When there’s nothing to eat A shelter when there’s no where to live Black is humanity Making hope stand tall and not wilt Because Black knows Did it before Tested by fire Washed in the waters of life Black is hot Black is cool Black is wise And could never be a fool Understand what Black is Black is a hero not a villain Black is the essence Sealed with a kiss Black is the stone We build our dreams on A shadow at evening’s mist Bigger than reality Blending into the night To let the Sun chill And watch the stars dance In rhythm to the music in our souls
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Understand what Black is The source from which all things come The security blanket for the stars Understand what Black is It is not a color It is the bases of all colors It is not a complexion It is a reflection Of all complexions called human And out of this Blackness Passion flows like a river Feelings tell the truth Song and dance And making you laugh Are family members Understand what Black is The breath you breathe The sweat on your brow The cheers and the tears Balancing the world on your head Faith is the glue That holds us all together This is your Blackness Not some horror story Of lost souls drifting Into the land of perversion Blackness is love Is a light shinning on a path Leading to the Sun Or caressed in the bosom of the moon Understand what Black is Power you must yield to A force so strong We try to sleep it away A jolt to your circuits That say you must be electric And plugged in to the sockets of the world Black is humanity That beautiful chord On a twelve string guitar That makes you smile That offers comfort In turbulent times Provides food When there’s nothing to eat A shelter when there’s no where to live Black is humanity Making hope stand tall and not wilt Because Black knows Did it before Tested by fire Washed in the waters of life Black is hot Black is cool Black is wise And could never be a fool Understand what Black is Black is a hero not a villain Black is the essence Sealed with a kiss Black is the stone We build our dreams on A shadow at evening’s mist Bigger than reality Blending into the night To let the Sun chill And watch the stars dance In rhythm to the music in our souls
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Understand what Black is The source from which all things come The security blanket for the stars Understand what Black is It is not a color It is the bases of all colors It is not a complexion It is a reflection Of all complexions called human And out of this Blackness Passion flows like a river Feelings tell the truth Song and dance And making you laugh Are family members Understand what Black is The breath you breathe The sweat on your brow The cheers and the tears Balancing the world on your head Faith is the glue That holds us all together This is your Blackness Not some horror story Of lost souls drifting Into the land of perversion Blackness is love Is a light shinning on a path Leading to the Sun Or caressed in the bosom of the moon Understand what Black is Power you must yield to A force so strong We try to sleep it away A jolt to your circuits That say you must be electric And plugged in to the sockets of the world Black is humanity That beautiful chord On a twelve string guitar That makes you smile That offers comfort In turbulent times Provides food When there’s nothing to eat A shelter when there’s no where to live Black is humanity Making hope stand tall and not wilt Because Black knows Did it before Tested by fire Washed in the waters of life Black is hot Black is cool Black is wise And could never be a fool Understand what Black is Black is a hero not a villain Black is the essence Sealed with a kiss Black is the stone We build our dreams on A shadow at evening’s mist Bigger than reality Blending into the night To let the Sun chill And watch the stars dance In rhythm to the music in our souls

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Hot on the heels of the first new album from The Last Poets in over 20 years, the title track "Understand What Black Is" gets the remix treatment from Digital Mystikz, DMZ and Deep Medi legend "Mala" and UK Dance music innovators and legends "Dego and Kaidi Tatham".

The Last Poets new album "Understand What Black Is" is out now.

credits

released June 15, 2018

A Nostalgia 77 & Prince Fatty Production. Written by Umar Bin Hassan, Abiodun Oyowele, Benedic Lamdin, Mike Pelanconi, Dub Judah, Winston "Horseman" Williams & Riaan Vosloo. Produced by Benedic Lamdin & Mike Pelanconi. Remix &

Published by Copyright Control.

Mastered by bespokeaudiomastering.co.uk

Artwork by New Analog Design (www.new-analog.net).

P 2018 Studio Rockers
C 2018 Studio Rockers

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