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      The lyrics which speak to blood diamonds


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      Help me out yall...I'm trying to compose a list of all rappers/singers who address this issue...so far I have...

      3. Tahir
      2. Paris

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      1. Kanye West (with Kanye West at the TOP of the list for speaking on this matter more thoroughly than Paris and Tahir)

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      Ms. Dynamite had a song out a couple of years ago about people in Afrika dying for diamonds. I don't remember the name of the song though.

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      "People ask me how we wearing diamonds
      When there's little kids in Sierra Leone
      Losing arms for crying while they mining
      Probably an orphan who's momma died of AIDS
      He built a coffin working often but he never paid
      Forever slaving in the world that's forever cold..." - Lyrics from "Going Hard" by Talib Kweli

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      he killed it wit Kanye west own beat..


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      Quote Originally Posted by Nia Imani
      Ms. Dynamite had a song out a couple of years ago about people in Afrika dying for diamonds. I don't remember the name of the song though.
      It is called Judegement day. She also talking about Aids in Africa,fear and religion. The sister is very strong even though her mother is a white!
      this is the lyrics.

      How could you beat your woman till you see tears?
      Got your children living in fear,
      How you gonna wash the blood from your hands?
      Selling debt to fiends
      Barely fifteens
      So you can have another option and rip off your dreams
      Tell me..
      How you gonna wash the blood from your hands?
      You claim you're doing God's work
      Greet the family with a smile
      When all the while
      You been raping that child
      You a priest but you still can't
      Wash the blood from your hands.
      The self hate they create in your hair
      Got you pickin' up their weapons
      And leaving your brothers there,
      Tell me..
      How you gonna wash the blood from your hands?

      [Chorus]
      I wonder what you gon' do
      When he comes for you
      Where you gon' run
      Once he calls for you
      Where you gonna hide
      The day he sends for you
      And he questions you
      I wonder what you gonna say
      When that day comes
      When judgement day comes

      I'm talking bout the sins you commit
      giving orders that permit,
      Killing innocent kids so you can fill your pockets
      Tell me how you gonna wash the blood from your hands?
      Now take a look at these project buildings
      They got us living in
      It's like we're raised in prison cos of the colour of our skin
      Now how you gonna wash the blood from your hands?
      The pharmaceutical industry need to get paid
      They're sitting on a cure
      Watching new born babies die of AIDS
      Tell me how you gonna wash the blood from your hands?
      How could you keep exploiting third world children
      Using them as underpaid slaves
      So you can make your millions
      How you gonna wash the blood from your hands?

      [Repeat Chorus]

      We sit and watch why people get hurt
      Stand to say nothing while they do the devil's work
      Walk straight by leave them crying in the dirt
      What kind of people does that make me n you?
      And we could have all the good intent
      But we sitting in silence
      We committing greed and violence
      Then we got blood on our hands too

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