In times they try to hold you down,
Remember the Kings and Queens with golden crowns.
In any time that you're in doubt,
Remember the slave songs,
Our screams out shouts.
In all the times when they think they're number one,
Remember Harietts's "Freedom Run."
And just when they think you don't compare,
Look them directly in their eye
Cause you know they scared.
If you can remember the whips, the rapes, and the murders,
Remember we fought to get this far,
We'll fight to get further.
Remember our cuts, out bruises, our scars,
Remember they made us the fighters that we are.
When they pick one of their less-qualified men over you,
Remember that's just the shistey shit they do.
When I say they, I won't say their name,
But I will say look around,
And see who holds their head in shame.
When they turned our heaven into a ghetto, hellhole, mess,
Remember we deserve more than second best.
When they complain of our violence, our hostility, our anger,
Remember their race wasn't never in no danger.
When they try to say that we are crazy,
Remember David Koresh, Jeffery Dohmer, the Unabomber, and Rosemary's Baby.
Just when they think they're on top,
I want them to remember,
I thought we told you that we won't stop.
When they try to say that you are less than a man,
Remember the hidden faces of the Klu Klux Klan.
These are the words that even they know are true,
We got the strongest men,
From Farrakhan way back to Shaka Zulu.
Don't ever let them forget what we are capable of,
This poem is just a sample,
And to all my people one luv.