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October 20, 2017

The Birth

In this blog post I will continue with my assessment of the classic hip-hop album The Death Certificate from hip-hop icon Ice Cube. In the previous post I wrote I went through side A of the album which he called the death side he painted a picture of black people and our own self-destructive behavior which is a sad state because the things he spoke of we are still in the same predicament it’s 25 years later.

On to the birth side where he forces us to look in the mirror and address our issues individually and grow stronger as a nation. The birth side starts with an interlude of a child being born.

The Birth:

Dr. Bruce, telephone please, Dr. Bruce, telephone, please

C'mon, c'mon, honey, push a little harder, it's not all that bad
I see the head
Push! Push!
C'mon!
C'mon, push!
C'mon, honey!
Push!

It's a boy

The black man and black woman have no further!
No beginning and no ending, before alpha, and after omega!
History and historians'll record
The black father and mother of morality, m...

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