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(Verse 1)

Watch the steps you take, confronted by a swarm of jakes
If anything, try Keeping the Faith
A tough task just to get out safe
If you got African traits
You’ll catch bullets before catching a case
Check my Letters to a Young Brother, Manifest Your Destiny
Can it be, hip hop’s Hill Harper, yes indeed
The overseers got no respect for a face blacker
So everyday I’m living proof to you that Race Matters
Scoping your hood, the D’s quick to arrest the resident
When they should respect intelligence
My Message to The Blackman is real rap
Whether you a city gun slinger or deal crack
Still an Invisible Man, on a dangerous plight
Straight chillin’ like a villain homie Soul on Ice
Your whole life is in your hands, you rolling the dice
Blame momma for all the drama, Is Bill Cosby Right?
I think we gotta deeper issue to grasp
‘cause mommas deal with they own shit
Some are mentally homeless
Like When The Levees Broke, we’ve been hurricaned with pain
The Mis-Education of the Negro reigns
And Floe brings food to the brain
‘cause you could be penniless, or a Fourty Million Dollar Slave
and even if you know the ledge, the cops are still on edge
Your rights could still be read with handcuffs
Restraining you from beating the odds
They be shackling all of ours, From Niggas To Gods
Shoving us in a cop car, sending us to Central Booking
A long night ahead of us is how it’s looking

(Ad Libs)

How the hell I get in this shit man
They got me in this back seat, locked down
Headed downtown, shit is crazy man

(Verse 2)

To be processed can snatch all of your joy
Some call it a Conspiracy To Destroy Black Boys
Now you hit with a probable cause affidavit
Then you getting smacked with a criminal complaint, shit
Don’t forget the mug shot, then the finger print
First time offense? So, they issue you a SID
A rap sheet, no pad no pen
But now they hip to hop on your black ass again
Yeah I know what you thinking
I don’t need A Hand To Guide Me
I’m trying to help you guide your own hands
Know What I Mean?
You got remanded? Better watch your behavior
No righteous flavor, no Isis Papers
To put to good use, just jail, a tight crib
No focus for brothers on How To Eat To Live
Just locked up and locked down, never gets better
Incarceration based upon The Willie Lynch Letters
But what about the Metu Neter, the tree of life?
If you never see the runway, you can never take flight, aiight
You Young, Rich, and Dangerous to them
Young in your lifetime and so much to win
Rich in your history, plus your pockets ain’t slim
Dangerous, ‘cause you know Floe, consulting with him
Gotta just Do You, but do it right and have fun with it
Floe Almighty, the track sums up The Covenant

(End)

credits

from Floetry In Motion, released June 19, 2012
(D. Sams, J. Wheeler) // Published by Floe Almighty Music Publishing (ASCAP), I Need My Publishing (ASCAP)

Produced by: J Wheels for I Need My Publishing

Recorded & Mixed by J Wheels at The Attic, Norfolk, VA & Slicemysta at Corporate Floe Studios, Durham, NC

Roland Fantom XR, Drums, Percussion & Pro Tools Editing by: J Wheels

All Raps Written & Performed by: Edgar Allen Floe

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Edgar Allen Floe Durham, North Carolina

Edgar Allen Floe is an award winning hip hop artist from North Carolina, gaining acclaim as a member of the hip hop collective, The Justus League.

In 2011, he was nominated for a Juno Award for his work on the song "Don't Turn Around" with Canadian emcee Ghettosocks. In the same year, "Don't Turn Around" had also won an ECMA Award for "Rap Single Of The Year".
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