Step in the booth my headphones playing
I find my square, my center, my foundation.
What the track feeling like?
I was destined to carry the message of my ancestors and overthrow their oppressors
This is our testament
Like that dude on the road to Damascus
he had a vision that the Christ had arisen and started asking,
"why you persecuting them souls that believe in my chapters?"
On the day I was born I was informed of responsibility
because of who I was named after.
Told to guard my soul that I couldn't serve two masters.
That the world I would know would be cold and would bold to lie to my face
and tell me that I didn't matter.
Try to have me on the outside looking in.
That forced me to find that excellence that's deep within.
and orchestrate it,
then spit it in statements to the natives.
That's revolution through the pen.
I know I stand on the shoulders of greatness and I'm thankful
because my life is a manifestation of your sacrifices so that we could make it.
Aye, y'all I feel my ancestors when I'm channeling
Sometimes this flow it be like time traveling
I am you and you are me that's how it's always been.
That's how it always be
All them stories that you carried deep
them moments with no rest where you could barely sleep
with them chains on your neck so you could barely breathe,
when they tried to hold you down so you could barely reach
but you still dreamed a better place for your seeds.
See we the offspring of deferred dreams
We undeterred that's why this victory is a sure thing.
We excellent I know you heard me
Give me a minute I'm finna show you what that word mean
I'm back on my excellence
like we never ever left it friend
I do this for my seeds that yet to live
so they understand when I represent it's the best I give
that's what our people did.
That's what they fought and they died for
that's what they woke up every morning at the crack of dawn to rise for
in the face of hate
they kept they eyes on the prize for
Man, this what I got pride for
everyday this what your boy strive for
I never let them put the blindfold on that divine gold
which lies deep inside our souls
I let that excellence shine bold and remind those
that no weapon formed against me shall prosper that's Isaiah 5-4
chapter and verse, man 17
See, the power of a word it can set you free
like when he told Muhammad just to read,
I carry what my ancestors invest in me
so I could be the best me that I was meant to be
It's a blessing every time I hear the choir sing
That we excellent
y'all we excellent
we so excellent