The Essentials (All You Need)

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Imago Dei:
This is for nine to fivers breaking their back instead of pushing crack/ While y'all pushing lies, I'm pushing the facts/ The every day hustla ain't pushing like that/ So when you sell out to sell you just pushing us back/ They use to be pushing that black power movement/ So we take it back with this black power music/
Militant just like the Black Panthers / Cause now a days apathy's the new black cancer/ And y'all killing us with mics y'all hand/ Y'all a bigger threat to niggas than the Klu Klux Clan/ Say you keep street out of love for you fan/ The hood's just a demographic in you marketing plan/ It seems every thing's a marketing scheme/
Niggas market their rags and market their bling/ Market their souls and then market their dream/ And take artist advice from their marketing team/

Hook:
Food, clothing, shelter, water and bread
We all gotta get fed
This is all you need
This is all you need

Food, clothing, shelter, safety and love
We need all the above
This is all you need
This is all you need

Anderson Scott:
It started with the break beats, now we got tracks/ It started out in poverty now we make stacks/ It started on the park bench, now we pack stages/ Cats used to fight, now they clik clak gauges/ Through it all MCing has been consistent/ Using words as a means of resistence/ We used to have to shop demos- persistent/ Now we're able to go worldwide with no assistance/ So this is for the 8 hour studio blocks/ Cats convert their basement into studio spots/ 'Cuz all your really need is a mic and then that's it/ I don' seen dudes soundproof their booth with a mattress/ Huddled up in cyphers is our version of practice/ Its the only diversion from the murderous tactics/ So we don' took the atlas, reverted it backwards/ tracked it, got it mastered- now the merger is classic..

Hook:
Food, clothing, shelter, water and bread
We all gotta get fed
This is all you need
This is all you need

Food, clothing, shelter, safety and love
We need all the above
This is all you need
This is all you need

credits

from Bare Essentials, track released January 2, 2012
(Written by: J. Anderson, J. Murphy)
Produced by: Imago Dei
Recorded at Soul Aesthetic Studio
Additional Production by: Journey Brave (for Brave Music)

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