Pharoahe Monch urges you to get involved and “Stand Your Ground” | New Music

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“We must not divide as we march toward our future,” acclaimed New York lyricist Pharoahe Monch commands on “Stand Your Ground,” a new track penned for his upcoming album P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) but released early in unfinished form in light of the Not Guilty verdict on George Zimmerman‘s killing of unarmed teenager Travyon Martin.

Referencing – and flipping – the controversial law used in George Zimmerman’s defence, the defiant track produced by Lee Stone rages with Pharoahe’s repeated calls for listeners to “get involved,” questioning, “Who are they to decide when they conspire to shoot ya?”

Who indeed. Listen, with lyrics below.

Londoners, get ready to catch Pharoahe Monch performing at Camden’s Jazz Cafe on July 31st.

Lyrics

I am just one man but I know my power
It’s the final call were in the final hour
And we must not divide as we march toward our future
Who are they to decide when they conspire to shoot yah,
Ahh, that could’ve been my mother, ohh, that could’ve been my
brother
As sure as we rotate the sun and the earth revolves, get involved 3x

Stand your ground

They’ll say I’ve lost my mind claim that I’m psychotic
He’s a fucking traitor he’s unpatriotic
But I learned in life truth it must be slated
And I know my rights they’re un-alienated
Descendent of the blood of slaves
Used to be the one afraid
Until I learned my soul’s divine amalgamate let’s combine unify get in
line and

Stand your ground