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IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE lyrics : "The Message & The Money"

[Immortal Technique]
Before we go any further..
I would like to send a message to all the underground mc's out there, working hard

The time has come to realize you networked in a market
and stop being a $#[email protected] commodity
And if you didn't understand what I've just said then you already waiting to get $#[email protected]

For example; a lot of these promoters are doing showcases
throwing events, and not even paying the workhorses
They trying get us to rock for the love of hiphop or rock for the exposure

Now look man, I don't mind doing a guest spot for my peeps
Or, or, or doing a benefit show, but don't lie to me #[email protected]
Coz I find out I'm paying your lightbill, I'm $#[email protected] you up ^!$$%

Besides, you ain't doing this for the love, you ain't doing it for the exposure
you charging up to 10$ at the door, and you ain't tryin to give me %#@!???
So wait a minute... you want me to go shopping, cook the food, and put it in front of you

but you won't let me sit down and eat with you? The $#[email protected] is that?
^!$$%z need to start playing their position, man. Just coz you throw a party
a hosting event or an open mic or a showcase, or a battle

that don't make you important at all
Without me and everybody like me out there
you ain't nutting but a good idea, mother$#[email protected]

So stay in your place

And to all these (*##$ass saronayas who are too lazy to come up with a way to sell records..

That they keep recycling marketing schemes and imagery
There is a market for everything man

There is a market for pet psychologists ^!$$%. There is a market for twisted
%#@!fetish video's. For nipplerings, for riverdancing, for chocolate cupboard roaches..
But you can't find one for cultured hardcore reality and hiphop?

People like you: the house ^!$$% executives
and them rich mother$#[email protected] that own you; you the mother$#[email protected] machine man!
You and all these ^!$$%z talking about the same %#@!

with the same flow over the same candy-ass beats
But I refuse the feed the machine
And Im not giving any magazine money

So maybe my album won't get 5 mics, or double-x-l's, or 5 discs
Whatever man, $#[email protected] it
But then again; you don't own me, and none of you ^!$$%z ever will

If I'm feeling what you fight for I'm rolling with you to the end
But if not, then !#@* YOU!
And the more that mc's, producers, dj's

and independent labels start to grasp the conceptuality
of what their contribution to the business of hiphop is
rather then just the music - the more the industry will be forced to change

Oh , heh, and one last thing;

You don't have to agree with everything I've said
But don't ever be condescending to me
Picking up your wack $$# friends that rhyme and being like

'Ow yeah, Immortal Technique - he's aaiight'
No ^!$$%..
Your mom is #[email protected], that's aaiight, ok..

Your peoples getting shot dead in the street, that's aaiight
I'm the mother$#[email protected] Immortal Technique ^!$$%! The message and the money!
And you ain't got either!

Remember that!
Punk $$# mother$#[email protected]

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