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released November 15, 2007

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Track Name: 50th Dependence
GHANA CHOP 50
DIS ONE DIER CHILLIN
OR MAYBE NOT
COZ SOM CHOP HOT
BECAUSE OF GREEDY
NOTTIN 4 NEEDY
ALL WANTY WANTY
TO FLAUNTY FLAUNTY
POLICE EXTORTION
BY HEART ABORTION
SOLDIER DEY BULLY
CUZ E DEY HONGRY
PASTOR DEY MOLEST
JUSTICE DEY REST
IMAM E WICKED
LIGHT OFF THE WHOLE CITY
WAAKYE LEAF PLASTIC
LAWYER BE LIAR
SUPPORTER ON FIRE
CHOFI BOTTOS VANISH
SO SO POLLUTION
ORGANIZATIONAL CONFUSION
PRESIDENT PILOT
DABEA O TU KWAN
FLYING TO BUSH
TO SMELL HIS TUSH
MOMMI GET BOYFRIEND
LEBANESE OWNER
DADDY GET WOMEN
CHINESE CONTRACTORS
TRAFFIC B STUPID
INDIANS DEM BRING AM
ARMROBBERS KILLIN
POOR TAXI DRIVER
4 COMMON CELL PHONE
DEY ATTACK MA BRODAA
CHIEFS DEY DASH LAND
TO THE OBRONIS
FORMER INVADERS
WHITE IN BLACK DARTH VADERS
AH...WE LOOSIN CULTURE
TO THE PETE VULTURE
WER DEY SEPEREWA?
WER DEY YAA ASANTEWAA?
KOFI IS DONALD
SLAVE FORT IS CASTLE?
AMA IS SUZIE
DOLLA IS TEN THOUSAND
MP GET JACUZZI
1 GALLON IS 4 DOLLARS
DA GOLD E FINISH!
RICE B GENETIC
HIPLIFE B JUST HIP
NO DEY ADDRESS LIFE
BUT DON'T WORRY
THE KIDDIES DEY SEE
DEM GO CHANGE DA COUNTRY
RE-EVOLUTION
RE-EVOLUTION
RE-EVOLUTION
KOOBI AWARIE
THE MARRIAGE OF TILAPIA
Track Name: Green Card
HK:
WE FOUGHT TO GET OFF THE SLAVE YARD
NOW WE FIGHT TO GET US A GREEN CARD
WHY DO WE WORK FOR THIS STUFF SO HARD?
HOW U LIVING AND YOU WORKING GRAVE YARD?


STAND FOR DAYS
AT THE AMERICAN CONSULATE
THEY'RE RUNNING LATE
PUSH BACK YOR INTERVIEW DATE
SO YOU WON'T STAY
THEY ASK FOR A BANK STATE
MEANT TO BRING ONE
FORGOT
NOW THEY CLOSE GATES
BILS AIN'T PAID
MONEY SPENT ON VISA FEES
YOU CRYING
LANDLADY STANDING VIS A VIS
CEST LA VIE MON AMIS
ASK UNCLE KOFI
MAYBE HE'S GOT CONNECTIONS AT THE EMBASSY
USED TO BE WITH THIS LADY FROM TENNESSEE
IF SHE SAYS THE WORD
HELLO NYC
IMMIGRATION OFFICER SAYS
"THIS IS JFK
HOW LONG U PLAN TO STAY IN THE USA?"
TILL YOU GET REAL RICH
BUT YOU SAY 30 DAYS
SHE KNOWS YOU LYING
BUT THERE'S NOTHING THAT SHE CAN SAY
GRANTS YOU ENTRY
FINGERPRINTS
YOU SAY CHEESE
NOW FREEZE IN YOUR SHORTS SLEEVES IN THEIR 30 DEGREES

HK 2X

UH OH UH OH
NO POCKET MONEY
CAN'T CALL HOME TO ASK MOMMY OR DADDY
SEE THEY USED ALL THEY HAD ON YOUR PLANE FARE
SO TO RUN GAME ON THEM WON'T BE PLAYING FAIR
WHATEVER! "MAMA DADA! AM OUT OF CASH!"
"AND SO WHAT? GET A DAMN JOB! GET OFF YOUR ASS!
WE EXPECTING A RETURN ON INVESTMENT"
"AND UNCLE KOFI SAID YOU SHOULD START TO PAY RENT!"
DD D D DD D DAMN!
DD D D DD D DAMN!
CAN'T GET A JOB WITHOUT SOCIAL SECURITY
A FRIEND TAKES PITY SAYS
"USE MA I.D"
"THANKS, BUT UM.. I DON'T LOOK LIKE YOU
AND I'M 6 FOOT
YOUR ID SAYS 5'2"
SO I GET I'LL JUST GET PAID UNDER TABLE
WONDER WHATS ON TV
OH NO CABLE!!

HK 2X

CULTURE SHOCK
NO ONE'S REALLY FRIENDLY
'SPECIALLY IF U DON'T DRIVE A BENTLEY
IF U A HUSSLA GO ON THEN JAY-Z
U'LL FIND A WAY TO SELL HONEY TO BEES
TO BE LEGAL YE YE'VE GOT TO MARRY
OR UH UH U COULD JOIN THE NAVY
BUT U DON'T WANT TO KILL IRAQIS
CUZ LIFE IS WORTH MORE THAN SOME CAR KEYS
SO I GUESS U'VE GOT LIMITED OPTIONS
CUZ UNCLE SAM DON'T DO ADOPTION
N'LESS U A BASKETBALL OR SOCCER STAR
FOOTBALLER, AHA AFEN NA WO KASA
COULD B A SUPERSTAR LIKE FLOETRY
BUT OF COURSE U WOULD NEED DOPE POETRY
SO GET U 10 GRAND & HOLLA "WUT IT DO!?"
MEET ME DOWNTOWN MAMI & SAY I DO

HK 4X

KIL-LI-LING!
SOME ONE IS CALLING YOU
HOMELAND SECURITY INTERVIEW
BUT UM!
THE CITIZEN IS IN A BAD MOOD
SHE AND HER SIGNIFICANT OTHER ARGUED
"HELL NAW I AIN'T GOING NOWHERE WITH YOU
N'LESS YOU BUY ME SOME NEW CLOTHES AND SHOES!"
DD D D DD D DAMN!
"WHAT?!"
OK OK OK OK MA'AM...
GREEN CARD APPLICATION APPROVED
YOUR LIFESTYLE HAS EVEN IMPROVED
BUT YOU FAR REMOVED
FROM COMMUNITY
CULTURE IS TO CONSUME
BUY SECURITY
ALARM SYSTEM
BUT IT IS WATCHING YOU
LIKE TV
REMOTE CONTROLLING YOU
THEN 1 DAY YOU REMEMBER WHY YOU CAME HERE
TO MAKE SOME MONEY GO HOME AND SHARE!!

HK 4X
Track Name: Kokonsa
Intro:
Wanlov
Mmm?...Oh I see. I 've heard. Okay...hmmm!
Well...

HK1: 1X
Everybody doing kokonsa
Libilibi labalaba kokonsa
I see you bumping your gums
That's kokonsa
Gossiping gossiping gossiping
That's kokonsa

V1:
Ah! I hear say you dey talk ma matter
I ask you too you say "why does it matter?"
If it's un-important then why you speaking about me?
Because I'm making it? I know you used to doubt me
Hoh! This one dier it's paining you
I'm getting under your skin like someone is caning you
Whipping you
Off
To a land of envy
No banana climbs a tree to a chimpanzee

HK2: 2X
Some of you are doing kokonsa
Libilibi labalaba kokonsa
I see you bumping your gums
That's kokonsa
Gossiping gossiping gossiping
That's kokonsa
Some of you are very kokonsa
Libilibi labalaba kokonsa
I see you bumping your gums
That's kokonsa
Gossiping gossiping gossiping
That's kokonsa

V2:
Kokonsa asa ti se akukor eh sa
Wo dompe e bubu e sese wo fre Arku Korsah
Bone specialist physiotherapist
You just a verbalist
I'm a lyricist that will cure you up like a herbalist
Ei! So do your jaws ever get tired?
Eveready moving up and down like you were wired?
Fa wo si kyi wo ketrema, please bite your tongue
You old so grow up and stop acting ten years young

HK3:
Some of you are soo kokonsa
Libilibi labalaba kokonsa
I see you bumping your gums
That's kokonsa
Gossiping gossiping gossiping
That's kokonsa

Some of you are soo kokonsa
So much kokonsa
Too much of kokonsa
Heavy mouth of kokonsa

Some of you are soo kokonsa
Libilibi labalaba kokonsa
I see you bumping your gums
That's kokonsa
Gossiping gossiping gossiping
That's kokonsa

Why kokonsa?
For what? kokonsa
Makes you happy? kokonsa
Hm. Okay. Kokonsa

V3:
He said she said...
Who gives a muchumudu?!
"The other day I heard..."
Don't you have something better to do!?
Your world smells like earwax
Always in someone's timpanium
You wish you were in my world
Better yet in my cranium
Kneel down
Face the wall
Kokonte
I'm stacking spinach and you turning green
like kontomire
Dece iesti jelos?
Boss mind your palava souce
I'm always on a low donkey
Never on high horse

HK:
Some of you are soo kokonsa
Libilibi labalaba kokonsa
I see you bumping your gums
That's kokonsa
Gossiping gossiping gossiping
That's kokonsa

Some of you are soo kokonsa
So much kokonsa
Too much of kokonsa
Heavy mouth of kokonsa

Some of you are soo kokonsa
Libilibi labalaba kokonsa
I see you bumping your gums
That's kokonsa
Gossiping gossiping gossiping
That's kokonsa

Eh! Why kokonsa?
For what? kokonsa
Makes you happy? kokonsa
Hm. Okay. Kokonsa
Track Name: Human Being
HK:
If my brother dey struggle for Kenya
I b Kenyan oh
If my sister dey struggle for Nigeria
I b Nigerian oh
If my brother dey struggle for Somalia
I b Somalian oh
If my sister dey struggle for Romania
I b Romanian oh

CH:
I b human being oh 4x
Just like you
I b human being oh 4x
Just like you 2x

VR:
All we want is a little piece of bread and mind
You keep the rest 4x
Born into this world just like you yet I
don't have a say 4x
Wen gunmen com to split my family I pray
Please go away 4x
I’m hoping that you will com and help me oh! So
Please try your best 4x
Cuz…

CH:
I b human being oh 4x
Just like you
I b human being oh 4x
Just like you 2x

HK:
If my brother dey struggle for Korea
I b Korean oh
If my sister dey struggle for Ghana
I b Ghanaian oh
If my brother dey struggle for Sudan oh
I b Sudanese oh
If my sister dey struggle for Lebanon
I b Lebanese oh

CH:
I b human being oh 4x
Just like you
I b human being oh 4x
Just like you 2x

VR:
All we want is a little piece of bread and mind
You keep the rest 4x
Born into this world just like you yet I
don't have a say 4x
Wen gunmen com to split my family I pray
Please go away 4x
I’m hoping that you will com and help me oh! So
Please try your best 4x
Cuz…

CH:
I b human being oh 4x
Just like you
I b human being oh 4x
Just like you 2x

HK:
If my brother dey struggle for Iraq
I b Iraqi oh
If my sister dey struggle for Israel
I b Israeli oh
If my brother dey struggle for Mexico
I b Mexican
If my sister dey struggle for America
I b American

CH:
I b human being oh 4x
Just like you 2x
Track Name: Supa Chompia
Cock crow man for go || Jump from the mango tree Onto buzanga Volvo || Overtakin all da cars, check ma sobo || I get ma superpowers from drinkin hausa kooko || Plus, extra moko for inside || Wait I hear mami wata shoutin by da seaside || Oh sista mami wata please y r u cryin? || Oil has spill all da fish r dyin! || Oh no! ok u dier wait don’t worry || Search ma juju bag for ma magic gari || Sprinkle am for the ocean soak da spillage || Mountu! pocket am rush 2 da village || I hear say docta hiv dey cause for there || Injectin all ma people with da smallpox panie || Put on black panther condom boxing gloves, trouble! || Punch am back into da cow on da double || Full speed! dey go face da janjaweed || Tell dem mek dem mello small smoke som ganja weed || No b sake of religion or greed ma people for bleed || Go show dem ma kwrakye powers if dem no agree || Hey! More chow for the kiddies || Commot da gari add fried plantain and beans || While dem dey chop plant corn mek da rain puor || Next time dem dey honz go get chow for sure || Oh! I for go but no wan leave u alone || But I for go help all da little ones for sierra leone || I hear say dem dey suffer serious sake of bloody stones || If u dey hia me shout or bell ma celli phone...

|| Who b uuuu?? || Super chompia || Helping all ma people while I chew ma tswapia || Savin all da 1-man-thousand from the tilapia || If u try cheat mama Africa go lash u plus rafia || Who b uuuu?? || Super chompia || Helping all ma people while I chew ma tswapia || Savin all da 1-man-thousand from the tilapia || If u try cheat mama Africa go lash u plus rafia...

Paddle hard, kyei free, I reach Freetown || No see 1 bling bling seff for downtown || R.U.F dey do more roff for uptown || Da kiddies all dey on toff lockdown || Feed dem lizard tails dem limbs grow back || Spit charcoal powder mek da diamonds all black || Da rebels attack, I break demma jaws || I shwip 3284 || Mek da yuth all macho, I giv dem tools || Dem start to farm, wey I build dem schools || Merci beaucoup! oh yen daasi || Leff lion mountain to kumasi || Arm robbers woundin people left n right || Sake of cell phone som even dey lose dem sight || Chale wait! hold up, put it down || U dey kai bobby brown? Cool it down || Take wut u need mek u no wound am now || If dey wan play stubborn ah pow! pow! pow! || 3 dirty slaps, return of the ma kun se || yessa massa boss thank u sir ||

|| no more g-unit listen to obrafuor || yankee dey mek we think say ye ye brefuor || daabi da, shwia kai! ye kita kente || yetumi tummrika ti se kunta kinte || call me bingo and bring thousand kenkey || these neo cons go leff today today || I still dey see da same kine shiny trinkets || Slavery no stop nah dem no leff yet || H.I.P.C sake of I.M.F, G.B.C no power from E.C.G || V.R.A no H2O for A.B.C, so don’t vote for N.P.P or N.D.C || da leaders dey sell we give demma masters || with da help of polytricks police and pastors || dey say I promise on ma honor to be faithful and loyal to Ghana ma motherland till I get dollez in robberband || ok! stop complain, time for action || chop da bolus to ma satisfaction || full kappa take face captain capitalism || giv am dirty uppercut to in shualizm || feudalism I yoga flame like dhalizm || commot maths set robba erase rascizm || face to face to backhand slap to facizm || link adinkra to hieroglyphics to end tribalism...

Who b uuuu?? || Super chompia || Helping all ma people while I chew ma tswapia || Savin all da 1-man-thousand from the tilapia || If u try cheat mama Africa go lash u plus rafia || Who b uuuu?? || Super chompia || Helping all ma people while I chew ma tswapia || Savin all da 1-man-thousand from the tilapia || If u try cheat mama Africa go lash u plus rafia || Who b uuu...?…
Track Name: How ft Moon Reflecting
Wanlov
Seven

This one is for Ghana...
and Romania...

V1:
Taking a sunny stroll down the streets of Accra
Ask the beautiful youth "what's the matter?"
"Oh bra the system hard give my mama and tata"
"So I dey help by selling some ice water"
I take a gulp of the liquid and I think
This child here can't even afford this drink
I offer her some but she declines and smiles
her dusty feet tell me they have walked many miles
I ought to buy the rest of the water but she refuses says it's strange and she don't want my change
She's got pride like a family of lions
Hard work not charity will be relied on
Give thanks for her parents raised her well
With that cool head one day she will freeze this hell...freeze this hell

HK: 2X
How do we make it?
Living life on the streets
I just can't take it
Blisters from the concrete
Why do most fake it?
Doing what they do to eat
Babylon I break it
Shackles off my brain, hands, and feet

V2:
Driving late night through the streets of Ploiesti
I see packs of children selling their flesh
Why you doing this? "Dece faceti asa?"
"Asa este" we have no choice in the matter
Do your parents know what you are up to?
Our parents dropped us off to make money for food
And they are close by, watching crying, hoping,
Other doors could be open
Barely coping...barely coping...barely coping
Is there no healing, for this helpless feeling?
My stomach is reeling
With what kind of devil are we dealing?
I fight to bring back the souls it is stealing...souls it is stealing...

HK: 2X

V3:
My people in third worlds, they are all suffering.
Struggling, hungry, living day to day just...trying to survive.
Cuz the governments collect taxes on them to pay IMF debts.
Money that was lent by the IMF to dictators who use the money
for thier own personal pleasures. Yet the people suffer.
And why we keep putting these corrupt leaders in power I don't even know.

HK: 2X
Track Name: In Ghana ft Kwabena Jones
Step off the plane
Kotoka airport Accra
soccer is our favorite sport
aha!
there go the caddies
here take ma bag to the taxi
I’m in Ghana men
tune from Ranks Shabba and Priest Maxi
it's shaygaylaygay with the Reggae
eating abele and groundnuts
some ice kenkey or abebe
doesn't even sounds nuts
here
smiles are free
they are not by force
they are not fake
we have a lot of peace officers
and very few jakes
cool sea breeze
very bearable weather
when we say it's our pleasure
we really mean it's our pleasure
wildlife diverse cultures
exotic fruit
ntama and ahenema
or show and political suit
some of us are so rich
some of us are so poor
if you test our limits
you'll hear
onyaye sorrrr
if she did her job well u won't hear it
if u don't respect a threat
at least u must fear it
turn on the radio
th4kwages or Rockstone
give me some Obrafuor Tinny V.I.P
& am in da zone
better yet give me some Ambolley
give me some Osibisa
TV Dr.Rokoto Mc'Jordan Idikoko
proverbs r used we respect our elders
we don't waste
first thing in the morning
after praying toothpaste
wash your face do your chores
use a sponge to bath
just a soap and small towel
aren't enough so don't laugh
night life? don't test yo
we've got clubs
down here we have stunners too
so we've got dubs
don't b surprised if u see superstars
in the disco
Wanlov can dance and it's not b'coz
I went to Adisco
big up all ma cape posses
Toady posse Tema posse
Kumasi posses
hey!!!!! but catch me in Accra
buying pure water at Achimota
chale
there's so much to see
wild animals from desert to bush to sea
the best beer
if u drink too much
don't cross the gutter
never scared
but I was a strong phobia supporter
extended families living together
in 1 compound
when we speak it's not digital
but it's surround sound
out of 1 love
we all eat out of 1 bowl
world cup everybody runs outside
when Ghana scores goal!!!!
home of Kwame Nkrumah & Nelson Azuma
no gun crimes no wars
but watch for Ike's bazooka
Mutabaruka was here
will smith was here
Clinton was here
public enemy was here
Shabba was here
to be fair sport
I’ll just cut da list short
wanna meet me at prisons
bring a b-ball or no court
kenkey banku fufu
waakye check-check chofi
top it off with some bluna tropic
asaana or poki
Bobo Shantis in Kumasi
that's our Adis Ababa
I know your next move
so welcome
and that's akwaaba!
Track Name: My Skin
Hk:
If I tell u wut I go thru
for my life inside
chale
You no go lov to dey in ma skin

Wen I dey Ghana
Ofli
Followed by
Half co
Also
Mulatto
Lastly
Obroni pete

Hk 2x

Wen I dey Romania
Tsoara
Followed by
Tsigan
Also
Negru
Lastly
Maimuta

Hk:2x

Wen I dey yankee
He mixed
Followed by
Yellow bone
Also
Light skin-ded
Lastly
Still a ni...Ah!

Hk:…

Som run to the bleach
Others too, dey tan at the beach…

…foolishness…
Track Name: Never Die
Intro:

Oh you will never die...
You will never ever ever ever die...
Never die...

HK: 4X
Me I never ever go die oh
Dem tell u say u no go fit dem dey lie oh
Dey jus wan mek u giv up den cry cry oh
So chale mek u no lose hope oh try oh

V1:
I get some vision
I reason thru wey i mek ma descision
With prescision
And dedication accomplished my mission
Not by wishing
Upon a star but rather going fishing
Splishing splashing rushing
Sometimes even crashing
Gnashing
Of teeth from whip-lashing
Dashing
For the finish line with all my passion
Rationed
My income so I stopped following fashion
Flashing
A smile when my check started cashing
Giving
Cuz to me it felt better than recieving
Believing
In the goodness of mankind not religion
Indigin-
-ous people
Break their language like pidgen
Bridging
The cultural gap by tracing the origin
Cooking
With the sun and soil like Aborigine
Not cutting
All the trees down in the Ashanti Region
You can do it
Mother nature needs you to start fighting
I'm out planting seeds
Not just writing

HK: 2X

V2:
Life be magic
Mek u no shake wen e defy ya logic
It's tragic
Wen a blessin heads your way n u dodge it
Dis-lodge it
From their dirty hands else dey will smudge it
Budge it budge it budge it budge it
Feed your spirit
Don't let negative energy near it
Repair it
Sometimes air it don't just grin and bear it
Pair it
With other positive beings that merit
Dare it
To always grow but don't you wear and tear it
Inherit
The ways of happy people don't follow
Hollow
A-holes that make your soul fall low
Don't borrow
From sharks
Keep your eye on the sparrow
Sorrow
Don't let it eat you down to your marrow
Arrow
You got to be like one and walk the narrow
Visit Cairo
Know your ancestors were African Pharoahs
Tarot
Cards
Tell me of brighter tommorrows tommorrows tommorrows tommorrows tommorrows

HK: 3X