The Black Review

by Blee

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With the re-release of The Black Lion Chronicles Chapter 1: Respect Your Legacy Blee launches single The Black Review to give people something to think about.

“It’s time to make a guestlist
Don’t think that you’re getting because you’ve got melanin and thick lips”

The song features powerful, thought provoking snippets of a speech from Malcolm X where he questions how black people view themselves.

“You could only be as strong as your weakest link
So like Anne Robinson, I’m giving you a smile and a wink……..goodbye”

Blee delivers a heartfelt performance filled with frustration at some of what he considers self-inflicted trials of the black race and the lack of motivation to make positive changes.

This single is available now and is taken from the forthcoming re-release of The Black Lion Chronicles Chapter 1: Respect Your Legacy, which is out on Blee Day, Friday May 13th 2016

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Verse 1

It’s time to make a guest list

Don’t think that you’re getting in ‘cause you got melanin and thick lips

The Black race is one of intelligence, righteous movements

And a power that prevents us losing

So understand it’s a sign of weakness

Walking roun’ being proud of this gangsta street sh..

It’s common knowledge that drugs and guns were placed

In our communities to start the self destruction of our race

Yeah we fell for it then but how

In God’s name could we still fall for that now

I remember as a child setting traps for rats

Yeah they worked at first but they got wise to that

And I’m pretty sure the human IQ is higher so

Why we getting burnt by the same old fire

You could only be as strong as your weakest link

So like Anne Robinson, I’m giving you a smile and a wink……..good bye

Verse 2

Now let’s address another issue, and that’s the misuse

Of N-I- G-G- E-R

We claim that this word has come so far

From being used to leave emotional scars…, and we’re proud of that

This generation is proud of that, man what’s goin on?

Forget about whether it’s right or wrong

The fact is this word still leaves us torn

We say to us it doesn’t matter it’s just a word

But to our elders it hurts, everytime it’s heard

So if it’s just a word to you man stop using it

And find another six letters to be cool with

Have you no respect for what your people went through?

The freedom, that their hard work has sent you?

You could only be as strong as your weakest link

So like Anne Robinson, I’m giving you a smile and a wink……..good bye

Verse 3

Now I’m not saying everybody should be revolutionary, but

There should be some sense of evolutionary

Steps, being taken as far as progress but

Looking at us now you’d feel so hopeless

The consensus in every city, is Black people are

Best known for criminal activity

Man I’m sick of being seen like that, you could say it’s not true

But your actions keep feeding that

In war, thay use divide and conquer

Apply it to yourself and it could only make you stronger

You selling drugs to your people, you gotta review that

You feeling good doing evil, you gotta review that

You putting money over life, you gotta review that

You caught up in the hype, you gotta review that

You could only be as strong as your weakest link

So like Anne Robinson, I’m giving you a smile and a wink……..good bye

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released April 12, 2016

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With songs featured in hit American TV series Graceland, Lincoln Heights and True Blood Blee is fast becoming an independent artist that is making major moves in this business.

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