Proud To Be Black Lyrics

by Run D.M.C.

You know I'm proud to be black y'all
And that's a fact y'all
And if you try to take what's mine
I take it back y'all it's like that

Licki licki licki licki licki licki licki licki
Listen party people here's a serious song
It's right not wrong, I should say right on
I gotta tell you somethin' that you all should know
It's not a mystery it's history and here's how it go
Now Harriett Tubman, was born a slave
She was a tiny black woman, when she was raised
She was livin' to be givin' there's a lot that she gave
There's not a slave, in this day and age I'm proud to be

Black, goddamn, I'm tired my man
Don't worry bout what color I am
Because I'll show you how I'll, this man can act
It could never be fiction cause it is all fact
And if you get in my way, I will not turn back
I'm proud of my name, my name is Darryl Mack
I'm black and I'm proud, and I'll say it out loud
I'll share my story with the whole crowd

You know I'm proud to be black y'all
And that's a fact y'all
And if you try to take what's mine
I take it back y'all it's like that
DJ run, and I run these things
You can hear it loud and clear like when the school bell rings
Like martin Luther king, I will do my thing
I'll say it in a rap cause I do not sing

D.M.C., the man, that's causin' the beef
I got a message for the world so listen up it's brief
Like Malcolm x said I won't turn the right cheek
Got the strength to go the length, if you wanna start beef start beef
You know I'm proud to be black y'all
And real brave y'all
And motherfucker I could never be a slave y'all
So take that!

We're gonna tell ya somethin' put your mind in a swirl
God bless the next baby that comes in this world
The world's full of hate discrimination and sin
People judgin' other people by the color of skin
I'll attack this matter, in my own way
Man, I ain't no slave, I ain't reelin' no hay
Written a deposition, in any condition
Don't get in my way cause I'm full of ambition
I'm proud to be black and I ain't takin' no crap
I'm fresh out the pack and I'm proud to be black so take that!

There was a man an inventor who invented so well
He invented a fortune for a man named Bell
George Washington Carver, made the peanut great
Showed any man with a mind, could create
You read about Malcolm X in the history text
Jesse Owens broke records, Ali broke necks
What's wrong with ya man? How can you be so dumb?
Like Dr. King said, we shall overcome