Black Privilege 2

by Napoleon Da Legend

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Napoleon Da Legend delves deeper in the concept of "Black Privilege" and also shares the story of his brief encounter with Charlamagne Tha God (Best-selling author of the book "Black Privilege" and host of Power 105.1's Breakfast Club) late last year.

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[Napoleon Da Legend verse]

The biggest lie the devil told was that he didn't exist
That we accepted a second class status and didn't resist
That white privilege was something made up like science fiction
that American is wasn't built on the back of a violent system
But our gut told us different see the color of this body
Made this lady wanna cross the street instead of walk by me
Or cops stopping me next to the subway station
claiming I fit the description of a crime investigation when they
They see my name on a resume then it's decimated
What's up my man what's the reason for the hesitation
Explain this Why my accolades look less amazing ?
Don't want your sympathy just fees and reparations see
When we say white privilege first they think excuses
Cause a few of us made it so the rest of us are useless
But some others have it hard to We can have all of the same things
but it feels we have to work twice as hard to
we ain't scared to work hard even tho we didn't start off
with a million dollars that was in Donald Trumps cards
Same song cause what doesn't kill us it makes us strong
Felt the pain repeatedly we no longer afraid of harm
We learned to be more crafty talk a little slicker
Jump a little higher and think a little quicker
Run a little faster sleep a little less
Studied a bit more and learned better to manage stress
And it's all a bit ironic like Alanis morrisette
Got us all looking up to western ideals for respect
Singling out success like Morris chestnut on a set
straight Pimping all of our talent then collecting all the checks
Privilege is a right a special edge or an advantage
Fuck it we got better when the system left us abandoned
Black Privilege cause the upper class had its turn
White is what is given and black it's what's earned
haves and the have nots u won't give us our share
so we take it updated and we coming up the stairs
Black Privilege

[Charlamagne Tha God]

Underground rappers are broke (laughter) you ain't got no money, you ain't got no job

[Napoleon Da Legend]

Damn Charlamagne right off the gate you have to be disrespectful though

[Charlamagne That God]

You a very underrated lyricist. People watching this interview right now like who the hell is this guy

[Napoleon Da Legend]

I'm glad you said that cause we all need an introduction. I'm a tell yall a story about how it all lead up to this.

[Napoleon Da Legend verse]

Wrote black Privilege for steal This Mixtape too
Tapped Mad Squablz for it the young homie came thru
Shot the video and dropped it music box copped it
Dropped some jewels for those who operate with flawed logic
Then the homie told me Charlamagne was dropping a book
It's gonna give the concept legs that's a quality look
I had some shirts made already I could drop em a few
I waited in a front of the station 3 hours for duke
Was cold as fuck ignored envy as he walked up
Angela came an hour later word she was dolled up
His boys wax was posting up as he stepped out his car
"Peace Charlamagne I got something for you and ya squad"
He paused "I meant a gift beloved I came in peace
I got a song called black privilege and gave him a T"
He said "Dope! I wrote a book that had the same title"
"Congratulations! Spread the gospel like the saints in the Bible"
He gave me dap and said "respect" then he dashed upstairs
And literally two minutes later he was live on air
I understand you a successful man so I kept it moving
Ideas is worth nothing with no proper execution
Next day seen sway the same way gave him a hoodie
First reaction I'm a wear this today it's all goodie
Posted the video sales went up
Around the time taxstone went to jail that was bugged
But where's the black privilege when you be dissing on ya guest
On ya hoodie underlined with a sentence on ya chest
And see you good at what you do and that's obvious fact
People share more interviews that get the audience mad
Fickle when u lose em hard to get ya audience back
Bringing Farrakhan don't be that Pharaoh conning ya pack
Ya Black Privilege is burned when corporations help you earn
I see ya work in Carolina to give back in return
Talking about gangsta rapper and their image in rap
But you talking and shining light on mostly rappers that trap
Or claim it I know ya struggles with Wendy and other stations
The success and the scrutiny coming from publications
I salute you love you as a brother even as stranger
It always good to see black man who made it
Wanna see you reaching higher don't resent those who ya voice represents we still holding ya feet to the fire
Black Privilege

[Napoleon Da Legend Chorus]
Came from the bottom straight to the top my name Po what you know about me?
From the bottom straight to the top name Po what you know about me?
From the bottom straight to the top name Po what you know about me?
What you know about me?

[Napoleon Da Legend verse]
Black Privilege black black privilege
That's the premise if you black then u primitive
That's the main stream I don't play the same stream
This ain't fast food I don't sell fake dreams
I spit it different with the words yea
I give my own definition to the words yea
I put my vision in these words and disturb
then I Destroy the system with my word yea
they call me Po never riding coat tails
No crimes no coke sales no gunshots no jail
no co-signs from a Nobel prize winner
If u building then I side with cha yea
Climb with cha break bread drink wine with cha
It's not about the bank account kid my mind richer
If you a snake spend no time with cha
Never blind with cha never stand in line with cha
Stand tall I can tell you got some pride witcha
White privileges is what's given from society
Cops Letting go after you failed ya sobriety
Good jobs good schools u get the first dibs
Ya whole profile on paper looking perfect
Black Privileges what u did to make yourself better
Gave yourself an edge in life being a go getter
Never quitting when the odds go against you
Working on ya talent to be sharper than a ginsu
Slice the competition cause u better now u get fetta now
it's on another level now
Create my own Privilege I'm different
everything I say sound different
Everything I wear look different
I'm different spit to beat that I kill for a living
Black Privilege black black privilege
black privilege that's my Privilege

[Napoleon Da Legend Chorus]
Came from the bottom straight to the top my name Po
what you know about me?
From the bottom straight to the top name Po
what you know about me?

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released May 7, 2017

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