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CRAIG HODGES (prod by DJ DN³)

from Live '95 by Mega Ran

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Let love and truth have the last word. Thank Black Women.

lyrics

It’s dangerous like Running with bulls
The lessons that I give you they don’t come in the schools
Then I hit the gym and Shoot the lights out
In a dashiki at the White House
Like I’m Craig Hodges
Fist up
They don’t like it when I’m honest.. yea


Said I was dope, somebody thought I was trafficking
Put on a Kente cloth, They thought that i was African
Cats on my old block be like Random’s back again
Cops pull me over I’m reminded that I’m black again
I used to take the long way to get to school
Risking my life avoid gangsters from different crews
Did every assignment in every textbook,
Couldn’t change a tire and couldn’t balance a checkbook
They told me that college would be the best look
I Put the up numbers I’m disrespected like Westbrook
No matter how different the outfit,
Or how many ways they try to flip it and bounce it
This country so divisive, throw stones then play victim
Tell you pointing out racism is racism
Guess Theres always another layer
Like We wouldn’t know George Floyd
If it weren’t for Darnella Frazier
Even though we had the Proof,
just knew that they would find an excuse.
But it hit different when it’s truth so um

It’s dangerous like Running with bulls
The lessons that I give you they don’t come in the schools
Then I hit the gym and Shoot the lights out
Rock a dashiki in the White House
Like I’m
Craig Hodges
Fist up
They don’t like it when I’m honest..

The stuff these dudes spit in a rhyme
It’s like a, strategy guide to committing a crime
Cats Lack honor, then wonder why they attract drama
Cause now Black Trauma’s a movie and rap genre
The country got hype over Biden
But now the White House is so silent, dog,
where is you hiding
If I get jammed up dragged out a show in some handcuffs,
I gotta wonder who gone stand up
I’m paranoid they gone come for me
Short Trial, Hung Jury,
2020s is looking like the 40s
We made in God’s image
So why is that so hard to envision,
A tradition as old as white privilege
It’s Poison like Mike Bivins,
I make it my life’s mission
To put you in position
Like goggles with Night vision
Rich folks is trying to make it to outer space
While my people trying not to get kicked out of their place
And not everything that's faced can be changed,
But it’s a fact nothing can be changed until it is faced, yeah

It’s dangerous like running with bulls
The lessons that I give you they don’t come in the schools
Then I hit the gym and Shoot the lights out
In a dashiki at the White House
Like I’m Craig Hodges
Fist up
They don’t like it when I’m honest.. yea

Then I hit the gym and Shoot the lights out
In a dashiki at the White House
Like I’m Craig Hodges

credits

from Live '95, released October 22, 2021
Produced by DJ DN³ for One Beagle Productions.
Additional Vocals by Alvin "WSGUNN" Worthy.
Mixed by Matt Weiss for Weiss Sound
Recorded at HKS Studios, Phoenix, AZ

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Mega Ran Phoenix, Arizona

“Mega Ran's proven he can excel in storytelling, punchlines, poignancy, freestyling and, well, pretty much any other way you can measure an MC.”

— LA Weekly

An incredible impromptu "freestyle" MC, Ran's unique combination of fantasy and introspective hip-hop has found its way all over the world, into leading press outlets and most recently, into the Guinness Book Of World Records.
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