Chubb Rock

Chubb Rock - What's the Word lyrics

[Minister Farrakhan]

Mr. Bush, you better check out your OWN part

in the divine drama. You may find YOU the Devil!

[Chubb Rock]

Listen.. cause in 1990

Chubb Rock and the gang is on a banned mission

Hostility will rule like a Jamaican stew

and ooh filled with dumplings, hopefully no dumb things

like guns will be present while I keep the people jumpin

Not too much, South Africa isn't free yet

I spoke to the kids from Brooklyn to T-Neck

New Jersey, and they heard me while I cursed the

white minority regime, painted an ill scene

Brothers and sisters over there dyin

Mandela in a cell in Robin Island

Thank God he's out now - and while I sing

I know he has things in a full swing, yeah

This year crumb-snatcher Thatcher, we're gonna catch her

being a klutz, her husband is a drunk putz

He acts absurd, now what's the word?

"Johannesburg!" (2X)

"Okay okay, come on." (6X)

"If he's the President, pullin out my Ray-Gun" -> Chuck D

[Chubb Rock]

Listen.. cause brothers and sisters

it's time for everyone to go fishin

for your history - open a book and read

between the lines, don't recline your mind

Sometimes I don't know how to make it understood

that a lot of black movies have been tampered by Hollywood

So it's important take the name and date and step

Research it yourself, cause you owe a large debt

to yourself - your history is yours to keep

.. or you won't reap

in the benefits, don't let Mr. Rabinuwitz

sell you something with a sing, to get blissed

Leave the rock to the Nazis, excel in Yahtzee

Be a bookworm, not a bookend, cause men

before you have died so you can taste freedom

If we can't beat em we'll delete em, so now

What's the word?

"Johannesburg!" (2X)

"Okay okay, come on." (9X)

"If he's the President, pullin out my Ray-Gun" -> Chuck D

[Chubb Rock]

Throughout history, no physical might has ever crushed

the invincible spirit of a nation

And yes we are a nation, a different coloration

But that isn't significant - pull a ligament

while you're standin, pumpin your fist they will miss

and crumble and remain in the cold abyss

And now it's time for action, action is the verb

The pronoun I will say scream "What's the word?"

Now come on.. what's the word?!

Alright.. I'm gonna bring in the aspect

of my man Rob-n-O, the Jamaica aspect, come now

[Rob O - patois best guess]

I'm a soldier, I'm a soldier

I'm gonna chase up ?? and run down Botha

Botha betta run him betta start ??

I mash up ?? when he conquer

Your gun gonna fire, come fatter

Say it to the sky like a ball of fiyah

Jah come foot rule over ??

Gun gonna fire..

.. I'm a soldier

[Chubb Rock]

Alright.. time for the American, english aspect

from my man Rob Swinga - come now

[Rob Swinga]

Yo.. I wonder why is it that in Africa

the black people are the 2nd and 3rd class citizens?

I mean I thought Africa was black

Isn't that what they told us in our own history books

in America? I mean yo it's something to think about!

They gonna tell me I'm black and I'm from Africa

yet still somebody's tellin me

I have no right to say what goes on there

I mean I can't understand that at all!

That's something to really make you

stop and think and say.. hmmmmmmm!

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