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(feat. Mary J. Blige)

[Missy Elliott]

Check it

See I don’t want to say that this is the end
I’ll end by saying this is where we’ll begin
Hip hop is a freedom of expression, not a freedom of depression
Can I make my one suggestion?
Look at how we’re labeled gangsta rappers
Is that their only impression? WAKE UP!!!!!
Rappers are craft art in a rapper’s sport
Someone like a game of basketball can’t be taught
But yet we accept the name thug
Like that’s fly
See how they covered our eyes?
Give us names to separate us
Sit back and watch us beef and make us hate us! SAY WHAT!?!?!
I’m done talking
Mary J. Blige, let ‘em know this is not a test
I hear you calling

[Mary J. Blige]

What you hear is not a test (Oooh!)
I’m rocking to the beat (I’m rocking to the beat)
See me and my crew and my friends
We’re gonna try to move your feet (Move around, move around)
See I am Mary Blige and I’d like to say, “Hello” (Thank you for inviting me)
To the black, to the white, the red and the brown, the purple and yellow.
But first you gotta…
But first you gotta…



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