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Bad Daddy 2004 Rip-Rhyme Teacher 2

Bad Daddy 2004 Rip-Rhyme Teacher 2

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~ DP da Reapa

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Checking out Volume Two, eh? This is the Afrikan revolutionary album in general. Coal N2 Diamonds is a hip-hopasized version of an old Afrikan story I told in my griot days when I was younger designed to get Afrikan children to see the divinity in themselves. It actually is an adaptation of an acoustic song written for an album I'd like to record someday with a folk band based on the seven principles of the Nguzo Saba. Part of the immediate inspiration then is Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga and my revolutionary work on behalf of the pan-Afrikan collective. The Good Ship Beggin' is my revolutionary conservative take on much of the civil rights rhetoric of the 1960's which I find reactionary because of it's de-emphasis on communal self-empowerment in favor of integrationism. Most of those so called leaders are just riding on the good ship BEGGIN. Reapa ain't beggin for shit. Million Man Mob expresses both my admiration and my disdain for the Million Man March in 1996. I loved the energy and brotherhood, I was irritated at the lack of results. I wanted it to be far more militant, but it ended up as another 1963 retread. Individual groups of brothers made it valuable, but I think the core leaders betrayed many and made good and plenty. My inspiration was Rev. Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammed (rest in peace), who was busy becoming the only modern US citizen condemned by the US congress for his speech. I knew him, he wasn't a hater, just really angry and having so few ways to express and vent as many brothers..he went over the edge. I'll never forget him or the New Afrikan Panthers he spawned. Panic is my 5-0 you can kiss my ass track. My F*** The Police. I was inspired by the independent film, Birth of a Nation in which the music of Ice Cube and PE is played in the background of the LA rebellions after the King brutalization. PE was always and remains a musical and political influence on me, especially Burn Hollywood Burn and Fight The Power. This song is written in the style of both of those tracks as a theme song for a rebellion the system calls a riot. Reminisce was inspired and the first lyric verse reflects a pastime of mind in the hood in the ATL. I would sit for hours on the steep hill of my driveway and watch the birds as they prepared to fly south from the advancing winter. I even had a theme song that was entitled, loosely, Goodbye Birds, Come Back Tomorrow. My heart felt a desire to fly with the birds. Today, I reminisce on those idyllic times. ReapaBounce is my counterattack against the Puritanesque US attitude about the human body and sexuality. Lil' Boom Boom and Undercover Lover are too, but with more devious edges. Guard yo grill and yo girls son, Reapalife crew is on the prowl. What's Going On is another nod to NUMB and to Hard Times. R-Squared and Ned Vicious were on this track and never got a chance to do it live. Ned and I talked about us doing a new version, but never got to it, so I made it more of a singing thing and dropped it like dis. The social critique runs throughout this LP from Hip-Hop Souljah, to Ridin' On the Train, to Borrowed Time, and perhaps culminating in Everyday Life. Enjoy...If you aren't sca'd! :)

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    Artist: DP da Reapa
    Title: Bad Daddy 2004 Rip-Rhyme Teacher 2
    Genre: Rap/Hip Hop
    Release Date: 8/27/2002
    Label: CD Baby
    Product Type: CD
    Catalog #: 5637444219
    UPC: 634479141621
    Item #: SRD914162
    This product is a special order

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