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by Wanlov The Kubolor

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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
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Green Card 05:08
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
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Kokonsa 03:07
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
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Human Being 04:23
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
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Kubolor 03:32
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Supa Chompia 03:37
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...?…
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Asem 04:23
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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
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Highlife 02:22
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Choptime 03:30
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Laredo 05:23
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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!
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Sagaa 03:33
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My Skin 03:36
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…
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Never Die 03:17
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
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