Verse 0046

#RATV

Boondocks

“I am the stone that the builder refused
I am the visual, the inspiration
That made lady sing the blues
I’m the spark that makes your idea bright
The same spark that lights the dark
so that you can know your left from your right
I am the ballet in your box
The bullet in the gun
The inner glow that let you know
to call your brother son
The story that just begun
The promise of what’s become
And Imma remain a soldier
‘Til the war is won…


Asheru Worldwide

this ain’t about The Boondocks
though it is to be respected
-if you are consistently moved
to travel beneath the surface-
this is about the lyrics laid down
by Asheru
‘nailed it’
but y’all already knew that

those lyrics always hit proper
whenever
(and that beat too…I know you’re noddin’ your head
if you’re a real -head)
but they seem especially poignant
these days

of course there are a number of ways
to allow that flava
to move you
in my case it moves me to think
“Brotherhood”…

Muntu

we are laying a Brotha to rest
one of the Brothers of Muntu

if y’all have specially paid attention to
the shout outs from me
on each of the albums –
– Domino Theory
– Versatile
– D.E.P.T.H. C.H.A.R.G.E.S.
– Revenge I+II
you’d realize I give a shout out to
the ‘Brothers of Muntu’

circa 1991-92
on the University of Colorado at Boulder
10 young Black men
formed the organization
called Muntu
colloquially “The Brothers of Muntu”
a brotherhood
centered on the best and brightest examples
of African/African-American, Black culture
focusing on uplifting one another
positively
in our minds, bodies, and spirit

just a snapshot for you
(hit me up if you want to learn more)

peace to:
 Adetokunbo
 Adisa
 Ajamu
 Akil
 Kamau
 Liu
 Nakisisa
 Omari
 Sentwali*

Sentwali passed on December 31, 2014
Kontar Toneé Mwamba
“…he will remain a soldier until the war is won”

(Sentwali loved him some Ren & Stimpy…drink it in)


check out the Reverb and The Verse lyrics page here: Lyrics by #RATV

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