“Power to the People” is the first track from the upcoming album “The Campaign.” Released on the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party, it is a rallying call and response over a jazzy, yet gritty track produced by Cee Goods.
Welcome, everybody. Welcome. You’re here for a reason. ‘Bout to open the ceremony, and you know what to do…
Power to the people, power to the people
Right On. If this is your first time then welcome. Just remember it’s all love. Now when I say ‘power to the people’, you say…
An injury to one is an injury to all
If our sons can’t rise, our daughters will fall
So get up on yo feet and everybody stand tall
If you wit me, let me hear the call
Power to the people (power to the people)
We can’t stop now, we just an hour from the steeple
Absolute cowards use their power for illegal
The march must go on if we’re to tower over evil
The poor are getting poorer, the gap needs diminishing
Great American horror, time to extinguish it
The party Martin started, let’s fight til we finish it
It’s now or never equal, time to relinquish it. Power to the People.
This is for Mandela in the trenches/ defenseless behind fences
Live long and prosper more than weapons formed against us
To the Huey P Newtons who ready to keep shootin’
Gimme the loot, gimme the loot, gimme the loot or we lootin
For Biggie and for Pac/ for Negus who been locked
For the right to cast a vote/ for the right to tote a glock
For that right not to be in vain, we get shot
By cops with the desert eagle like doctors injecting needles
For the 1 millionth man/ holding 1 million hands
Making 1 millionth plans/ to take 1 million stands
Against any injustice, in 1 million lands
If one can dream, then 1 million can/ bring Power to the People.
Right on. We bout to take it around the world. All around the world. So when you hear your country or any country for that matter, then you know what to do.
Right on! And if you don’t mind, I’d like to take a stop in South Africa. When I say Amanda, you say Awethu. Freedom awaits. Let’s get it.
Right on. And if you don’t mind, I’d like to take a pit stop in my birthplace, Guyana. Celebrating 50 years of independence. GT! No doubt.
Call it coincidence. But I’d like to give a shoutout to 50 years of the Black Panther Party. And for that we raise a fist and we say