Black Star & Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted & Black

by Amerigo Gazaway

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(Aretha Franklin) To be young Gifted, and black In this whole world, you know There are millions of boys and girls Who are young, gifted and black (Big Daddy Kane) I’m young gifted and black (Aretha Franklin) With their souls intact, and that's a fact (Mos Def) Uh it's me (who?) Mos, the most beautiful, plain and unusual Black Star rockin with that hot shit you're movin to Massively musical that creep into your tuner to The top of the dial shit, that you don't know my style shit It's what them Brooklyn niggas stay on foul wit' No matter what the scene is surroundin Yo, whether I'm on the grind or loungin I'm live and he say that I'm foundin Must suffer all the niggas I'm down wit' This announcement gon' keep the ghetto bouncin Where people find pleasure in measurements and ounces Midwest, big stress is more houses Down South slangin the twang that it's pronounced in East on that foul shit, West, they straight clownin Black Star got the shit they all get down wit' Don't tell me you gonna seen or been around in (Mos Def) Terror stricken on your block I am the mucher worker with the hottest hand I keep it cookin like pots and pans I know that haters got their plots and scams But they simply can't stop my clan It's mighty Mos and super Kwa, my man Black Star my fam About to move on the hearts of man Until a small heart of hearts expand Newer day, dog start the jam And I spit flame that spark the jam Heavy hittin shit across the fence In other words I'm of the wall with this I drop heavy jewels and ornaments To make 'em shine a little more with this (Aretha Franklin) Young gifted, and black (Talib Kweli) Mos Def is (Aretha Franklin) Young gifted, and black (Talib Kweli) Black Star is (Aretha Franklin) Young gifted, and black (Big Daddy Kane) I’m young gifted and black Yeah, we bout to do it all over again Here we go A lotta cats like to get on the microphone and front They say they rollin the paper like they ran outta blunts Tell ya how much the Soundscan of the month The man tell you to just do it We never let the man take advantage of us You get props off the diamonds you rented I get my props off the rhymes I invented Cuz I spoke my mind and I meant it Like Tae Bo with a bow tie, kicked your ass with class And we still take it to Brooklyn when we ready to splash Me and Hi-Tek got you ready to blast I'm all ready to last, I stay hungry like I'm ready to fast Married to the movement like I'm Betty Shabbaz The rhyme veteran You actin real bitch right now like a lesbian thespian Since they let me in the back I've been droppin you (???), stay fresh and clean like hospitals In the war the Cris' poppin, the wallet to wrist watches You ever think the wrist is watchin you That's why the cops is stoppin you Nigga please, they can track you down anywhere Your cell phone transmittin radiation through your ear Your 2-Way is way too new and obsolete next year Navigational system show you how to get there And you ain't think about how you got here Do you know where you are? What happened today? Back in the day they used to follow the stars Spillin so much you gotta catch it in bottles and jars And make MCs eat their words and swallow their bars Oh my god (Talib Kweli) Kweli and I’m (Aretha Franklin) Young gifted, and black (Talib Kweli) Black Star is (Aretha Franklin) (Talib Kweli) Mos Def is (Aretha Franklin) Young gifted, and black (Big Daddy Kane) I’m young gifted and black (Aretha Franklin) With their souls intact, and that's a fact
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(Aretha Franklin) To be young Gifted, and black In this whole world, you know There are millions of boys and girls Who are young, gifted and black (Big Daddy Kane) I’m young gifted and black (Aretha Franklin) With their souls intact, and that's a fact (Mos Def) Uh it's me (who?) Mos, the most beautiful, plain and unusual Black Star rockin with that hot shit you're movin to Massively musical that creep into your tuner to The top of the dial shit, that you don't know my style shit It's what them Brooklyn niggas stay on foul wit' No matter what the scene is surroundin Yo, whether I'm on the grind or loungin I'm live and he say that I'm foundin Must suffer all the niggas I'm down wit' This announcement gon' keep the ghetto bouncin Where people find pleasure in measurements and ounces Midwest, big stress is more houses Down South slangin the twang that it's pronounced in East on that foul shit, West, they straight clownin Black Star got the shit they all get down wit' Don't tell me you gonna seen or been around in (Mos Def) Terror stricken on your block I am the mucher worker with the hottest hand I keep it cookin like pots and pans I know that haters got their plots and scams But they simply can't stop my clan It's mighty Mos and super Kwa, my man Black Star my fam About to move on the hearts of man Until a small heart of hearts expand Newer day, dog start the jam And I spit flame that spark the jam Heavy hittin shit across the fence In other words I'm of the wall with this I drop heavy jewels and ornaments To make 'em shine a little more with this (Aretha Franklin) Young gifted, and black (Talib Kweli) Mos Def is (Aretha Franklin) Young gifted, and black (Talib Kweli) Black Star is (Aretha Franklin) Young gifted, and black (Big Daddy Kane) I’m young gifted and black Yeah, we bout to do it all over again Here we go A lotta cats like to get on the microphone and front They say they rollin the paper like they ran outta blunts Tell ya how much the Soundscan of the month The man tell you to just do it We never let the man take advantage of us You get props off the diamonds you rented I get my props off the rhymes I invented Cuz I spoke my mind and I meant it Like Tae Bo with a bow tie, kicked your ass with class And we still take it to Brooklyn when we ready to splash Me and Hi-Tek got you ready to blast I'm all ready to last, I stay hungry like I'm ready to fast Married to the movement like I'm Betty Shabbaz The rhyme veteran You actin real bitch right now like a lesbian thespian Since they let me in the back I've been droppin you (???), stay fresh and clean like hospitals In the war the Cris' poppin, the wallet to wrist watches You ever think the wrist is watchin you That's why the cops is stoppin you Nigga please, they can track you down anywhere Your cell phone transmittin radiation through your ear Your 2-Way is way too new and obsolete next year Navigational system show you how to get there And you ain't think about how you got here Do you know where you are? What happened today? Back in the day they used to follow the stars Spillin so much you gotta catch it in bottles and jars And make MCs eat their words and swallow their bars Oh my god (Talib Kweli) Kweli and I’m (Aretha Franklin) Young gifted, and black (Talib Kweli) Black Star is (Aretha Franklin) (Talib Kweli) Mos Def is (Aretha Franklin) Young gifted, and black (Big Daddy Kane) I’m young gifted and black (Aretha Franklin) With their souls intact, and that's a fact
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HBD Aretha Franklin (Mar 25, 1942 – Aug 16, 2018)

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released March 25, 2019

Produced by Amerigo Gazaway
Soul Mates 2018

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Amerigo Gazaway Zagreb, Croatia

Amerigo Gazaway’s cleverly executed hip-hop remix projects gives audiences a familiar, yet fresh and distinct way to experience their favorite songs.

Honing his DJ skills through tours of Europe, Brazil, and throughout the U.S., Amerigo Gazaway’s dancefloor driving DJ sets seamlessly blend classic breakbeats, remixes, and mashups of Funk, Soul, Disco, Hip-Hop, Afrobeat, and more.
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