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"Burn Hollywood Burn" is track #13 on the album Icon. It was written by Jackson, O'shea / Boxley, Keith / Sadler, Eric / Ridenhour, Carlton / Hardy, Antonio M. / Clinton, Jr., George.
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"Burn Hollywood Burn" is track #13 on the album Icon. It was written by Jackson, O'shea / Boxley, Keith / Sadler, Eric / Ridenhour, Carlton / Hardy, Antonio M. / Clinton, Jr., George.
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Burn Hollywood burn, I smell a riot
Goin' on first htey're guilty now they're gone
Yeah I'll check out a movie
But it'll take a black one to move me

Get me the hell away from this T V
All this news and views are beneath me
'Cause all I hear about is shots ringin' out
So I rather kick some slang out

All right fellas let's go hand out
Hollywood or would they not
Make us all look bad like I know they had
But some things I'll never forget, yeah

So step and fetch this shit
For all the years we looked like clowns
The joke is over smell the smoke from all around
Burn Hollywood burn

Ice Cube is down with the P E
Now every single bitch wanna see me
Big Daddy is smooth word to muther
Let's check out a flick that exploits the color

Roamin' thru Hollywood late at night
Red and blue lights what a common sight
Pulled to the curb gettin' played like a sucker
Don't fight the power the motherfucker

As I walk the streets of Hollywood Boulevard
Thinin' how hard it was to those that starred
In the movies portrayin' the roles
Of butlers and maids slaves and hoes

Many intelligent black men seemed to look uncivilized
When on the screen like a guess
I figure you to play some jigaboo
On the plantation, what else can a nigger do

And black women in this profession
As for playin' a lawyer, out of the question
For what they play Aunt Jemima is the perfect term
Even if now she got a perm

So let's make our own movies like Spike Lee
'Cause the roles being offered don't strike me
There's nothing that the black man could use to earn
Burn Hollywood burn

Songwriters
JACKSON, O'SHEA / BOXLEY, KEITH / SADLER, ERIC / RIDENHOUR, CARLTON / HARDY, ANTONIO M. / CLINTON, JR., GEORGE

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