When I found this song on the hype machine, a couple of months ago, I was blown away. Being a woman, when I heard Sampa the great sing bars that soar to dizzy heights-it touched my heart.
She’s an African poet/Artist born in Zambia, and who is based in Sydney, Australia. How cool is that? Poetry fans out there? yeah… it’s good!
She sings about prejudice and insanity/mental health, racism, feminism and how she won’t let anyone dictate what she does, what she wears or how she markets herself.
The song is filled with an Eastern melody that transports me to a place where I would probably find Laurance of Arabia. I feel like I’m in a desert riding a camel, armed with a samurai sword: ready to battle with my words.
She spits/sings about how she will bleed to have her voice heard and she won’t stop being true to herself.
She is a political consciousness hip hop artist with a strong message and a distinct voice that makes you want to know what she is singing about.
This has to be one of the greatest finds of 2018.
Yeah, it’s interesting how one song can have such an impact on mood and can be the one constant – the one element that keeps me going when I feel all is lost.
Sampa- the Great has this innovative and unique way of rapping. She is phenomenal and on point with this song. I can’t think of anything that I dislike about this song. She has passion and it shows. She’s bold and she’s audacious.
There is a connection. It’s important to remind ourselves to pick ourselves up when things go down and we aren’t cool with it. We have no control over other people and Life. This song reminds me that we have a responsibility to ourselves to show people who we are and not take any B/S off anyone.
A stunning second debut from an artist who I am keeping my ears open for new music.
My favourite lyrics from this song talk about depths that I have felt in my life. And the way the words ‘bled blood’ roll off her tongue is just sublime.
Trash, it’s what you know you don’t know
The level of the brain that you’re told you can’t go
The level of insane that you’re told you can’t show
The level of insane that they’re sure that I know
Four million spans ago a waste man
Told me of the limits he thinks that I am
I’ve moved mountains know that I can
I’ve healed souls I know that I am
I bleed bled blood but I breathe bad blood
Badabing breath blood but I bring black back
Blessed, blow a breeze through my chest
Blessed, and before I forget
Really , it that even legal? how do we get away with with alcohol being consumed with out getting arrested
The truth is: society is infested with Greedy politicians.
Had a look at what ingredients/drugs are approved by the FDA to eat. Can’t pronounce some of those words? If I can’t pronounce what I want to eat it is only because I am on holiday learning about good food and dishes from other cultures.
Oh,only if it’s tobacco -sprayed with pesticides and cut with rat poison and the like.
The truth is society is being carbon monoxided by those who profit from illegal drugs and it isn’t just drug lords but our own civilised governments.
I’m only a weed and yet the world is going crazy over me. I offer more medicinal benefits than most drugs. Legalize the good shit – erase the solar powered bad shit.
The truth is governments and pharmaceutical companies profit more by making un natural ,. manufactured, prescribed drugs. Without illness there is no money to be made.
Only if it’s come fresh from Bolivia and hasn’t been cut 50 times before it reaches our shores
The truth is our governments make more money out of keeping three quarters of the the global population in poverty. More than one kind of pig snorts on a regular basis.
Give these people legal jobs .
Only if it’s safe and you use clean needles and it is licensed and controlled.
The truth is governments need to deflect on their own scum secret society actions. worthless junkies are a perfect Scape goat.
Here is the big news – legalise drugs and governments will fold and other governments will rise . Western and not so Western ones.
Many Wars will stop.
Crime will reduce.
Less people will die from bad mixes.
What is the big deal?
Black market dealers are never going to lose it’s swagger.
Think rationally about this folks.
Drugs can be taxed,
made fair trade.
Deal with the problem by facing it head on.
Straighten the economy
Communities and the government can work together. Side by side .
Improve economies globally.
We all know what happens when we swim against the tide.
Less money will be used treating people with addictions than what A&E has to deal with at the moment.
Move forward .
Progress with the movement
I swear to you when I have picked the DRINK ME option. I have got into to way more trouble than when I have ever done any other kind of drug.
Alcohol is poison. One of the more poison-est of them all.
The truth is you are deluding yourself that it is okay to drink just because the law lets you. How can you sit there and take the moral high ground?
A law does not mean that it makes drinking moral.
Regulate the quality of current illegal drugs.
Watch the prison population fall to at least half of what it is now.
If I ever want to poison myself I want my Democratic right to choose my poison.
Let the justice and criminal system deal with true crime.
Say goodbye to Gangsters and pimps –
The mafia and the government -who is the true Bud –
Feeling the effects of it yet?
The most productive way to bend and alter the mind is educating yourself -become less ignorant , look at the long game- the long term benefits and who in our society is likely to benefit the most from it.
No need to fraternise with L.S.D. to open your mind – just a change in attitude.
Just because it is legal doesn’t mean you have to do it.
Daisy putting the rights to the world 😀
HEAD OVER TO LINDA g HILLS’ soCs and get writing….
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “drink.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!