Artist: Boogie Down Productions Album: You Must Learn 12" Song: You Must Learn (remix) Typed by: OHHLA Webmaster DJ Flash My man D-Nice, D-Nice is in the booth Workin harder than ever D-Nice is rockin the sound set tonight We're not through, I wanna drop a new style Verse One: It's calm yet wild the style that I speak Just deal with facts and you will never get weak in the heart In fact you'll start to illuminate Knowledge to others in a song let me demonstrate the force of knowledge, knowledge reigned supreme The ignorant is ripped to smithereens What do you mean when you say I'm rebellious Cause I don't accept everything that you're telling us What are you selling us the creator dwell in us I sit in your unknown class while you're failing us I failed your class cause I ain't with your reasoning You're tryin make me you by seasoning Up my mind with see Jane run See John walk in a hardcore New York Come on now, that's like a chocolate cow It doesn't exist no way, no how It seems to me that in a school that's ebony African history should be pumped up steadily, but it's not and this has got to stop See Spot run, run get Spot Insulting to a Black mentality A Black way of life or a jet Black family So I include with one concern, that You must learn (Yo Kris) What? Hold up D, hold up D We gonna see if they really ready for this Are y'all having fun tonight? I said are y'all having fun tonight? Verse Two: I believe that if you're teaching history Deal with straight up facts no mystery Teach the student what needs to be taught Cause Black and White kids both take shorts When one doesn't know about the other ones' culture Ignorance swoops down like a vulture Cause you don't know that you ain't just a janitor No one told you about Benjamin Banneker A brilliant Black man that invented the almanac Can't you see where KRS is coming at With Elie Whitney, Haile Selassie Granville Woods made the walkie talkie Lewis Lattimer improved on Edison Charles Drew did a lot for medicine Garrett Morgan made the traffic lights Harriett Tubman freed the slaves at night Madame CJ Walker made a straightin comb But you won't know this is you weren't shown The point I'm gettin at it it might be harsh Is we're just walkin' around brainwashed So what I'm sayin is not to diss em man We need the 89 school system One that caters to a Black fratern because You must learn Whattup cameraman? Let me here you say hoooo!!!! We're not through with the ragga stuff We're not through with the raggamuffin stuff yet man Verse Three: Akebulan is the original name Of Africa now stripped of it's fame It's good to note, that in ancient times Egyptians developed all sciences of the mind To the point where they ruled the planet But Rome, Greece and Persia wasn't havin it They attacked, and won the war But it wasn't enough, they had to get to the core Cause in that time it was Akebulan That ruled religion, politics and man In order to destroy the Egyptian race They had to wipe the sciences, from off the face of the planet So they proceeded to ban it Then replace it with Christianity And it's, been that way, all the way to today Learn what we teach, hear what we say But here comes the K-the-R-the-S-the-O-the-N-the-E The BDP and we rhyme intelligently Let me continue with Theodosyius A Greek ruler not known to most of us He in the fourth century A.D. Calls the Egyptians fools you see Two years later, Justinian rules Six A.D., was it for schools As a result, ignorance had swirled Over Christian Europe and grateful Roman worlds This went on for a thousand years Of ignorance stupidity and tears Now comes the seventeenth century hardness Europe, began to come out of it's darkness So J.F. Blumenbach, a German Came out of nowhere and started confirming White supremacy and men of colors Before this time, all men were brothers It was Johann, who went on to say There are five different colors in the world today That's caucasian, malayan, and mongolian American-indian, and ethiopian Yes, the ignorance gets scarier He believed whites were superior According to his idiotic fountain The purest whites were from the Caucas mountains J A Blofener, and H S Chamberlain Both supported this outrageous racism This went on to what the master race should be And why they killed the Jews in Germany Here is the reason why I'm so concerned Because you, must, learn We're not done, we're not done, we're not done Check this out Yeah yeah, the name of the new album of course is Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip-Hop Run out and get a copy at your nearest record store Because Boogie Down Productions RULES!