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DJ Green Lantern has just produced a new song called "Bin Laden", featuring revolutionary hip-hop artist Immortal Technique, Mos Def, and Eminem. The chorus repeats the accusation that "Bush knocked down the towers".

My favorite part has to be where they call out the fake christians.

Download the song here:


Originally posted to Melodybe on Thu Nov 03, 2005 at 01:21 PM PST.

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  •  Dude... (none)
    Great song, but it's been out for over a year. There's also a remix with a couple other rappers.
  •  Melody... (none)
    Your tags are totally wrong. Should be one word or phrase that is the subject of your diary. For example, the tags for this diary should have been something along the lines of "Bin Laden, Eminem, anti-Bush music, rap, Mos Def, Immortal Technique" etc. The tags feature is NOT a field for extra commentary, which appears to be how you used it. It is there to aid in searches of posts by topic.
  •  Thanks I didn't know (4.00)
    I have only posted here a few times so I still don't know what I am doing.

    This song has been out for a year!  Whoa, how did I miss it?

    Eitherway, it rules, and it still fits, so I'm happy to remind people that it exists.

  •  the remix... (none)
    ...with a couple other rappers.  those "other rappers" happen to be krs-1 and chuck-d.  "bin laden didn't blow up the projects!"  yeah this has been out for a while.  go and buy immortal technique's albums revolutionary vol 1 and vol 2.  if you likes the anti-bush/anti-capitalist hip-hop he doesn't disappoint.  blueprint's new cd has a track where he basically asks why mlk and malcolm x were shot but not bush.  it reminds me of a bill hicks routine about all the people who tell the truth get killed while little demons run amok.  kennedy.  killed.  king.  killed.  jesus.  killed.  reagan.  wounded.  c'mon.
  •  That song is old. (none)
    I like the plain immortal technique version though.
  •  Love Chuck D! (none)
    Hard to believe this song is pre-Katrina, with that disaster in mind it makes these words even more tragic.
  •  it was hype.... (none)
    might help people if you posted the lyrics.....

    but yeah, heard it a while ago....

    An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind--Gandhi (-9.38, -7.59)

    by hopefulcanadian on Thu Nov 03, 2005 at 03:03:41 PM PST

    •  lyrics. (none)
      Artist: Immortal Technique f/ Mos Def
      Album: Bin Laden 12"
      Song: Bin Laden

      Lyrics :

      [Mos Def - talking]
      Man, you hear this bullshit they be talkin'
      Every day, man
      It's like these motherfuckers is just like professional liars
      YouknowwhatI'msayin? It's wild

      [Hook - Mos Def]
      Bin Laden didn't blow up the projects
      It was you, nigga
      Tell the truth, nigga
      (Bush knocked down the towers)--[Jadakiss]
      Tell the truth, nigga
      (Bush knocked down the towers)--[Jadakiss]
      Tell the truth, nigga

      [Verse 1 - Immortal Technique]
      I pledge no allegiance, nigga fuck the president's speeches
      I'm baptized by America and covered in leeches
      The dirty water that bleaches your soul and your facial features
      Drownin' you in propaganda that they spit through the speakers
      And if you speak about the evil that the government does
      The Patriot Act'll track you to the type of your blood
      They try to frame you, and say you was tryna sell drugs
      And throw a federal indictment on niggaz to show you love
      This shit is run by fake Christians, fake politicians
      Look at they mansions, then look at the conditions you live in
      All they talk about is terrorism on television
      They tell you to listen, but they don't really tell you they mission
      They funded Al-Qaeda, and now they blame the Muslim religion
      Even though Bin Laden, was a CIA tactician
      They gave him billions of dollars, and they funded his purpose
      Fahrenheit 9/11, that's just scratchin' the surface

      [Hook - Mos Def]

      [Verse 2 - Immortal Technique]
      They say the rebels in Iraq still fight for Saddam
      But that's bullshit, I'll show you why it's totally wrong
      Cuz if another country invaded the hood tonight
      It'd be warfare through Harlem, and Washington Heights
      I wouldn't be fightin' for Bush or White America's dream
      I'd be fightin' for my people's survival and self-esteem
      I wouldn't fight for racist churches from the south, my nigga
      I'd be fightin' to keep the occupation out, my nigga
      You ever clock someone who talk shit, or look at you wrong?
      Imagine if they shot at you, and was rapin' your moms
      And of course Saddam Hussein had chemical weapons
      We sold him that shit, after Ronald Reagan's election
      Mercenary contractors fightin' a new era
      Corporate military bankin' off the war on terror
      They controllin' the ghetto, with the failed attack
      Tryna distract the fact that they engineerin' the crack
      So I'm strapped like Lee Malvo holdin' a sniper rifle
      These bullets'll touch your kids, and I don't mean like Michael
      Your body be sent to the morgue, stripped down and recycled
      I fire on house niggaz that support you and like you
      Cuz innocent people get murdered in the struggle daily
      And poor people never get shit and struggle daily
      This ain't no alien conspiracy theory, this shit is real
      Written on the dollar underneath the Masonic seal

      (I don't rap for dead presidents
      I'd rather see the president dead
      It's never been said but I set precedents)--[Eminem]

      An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind--Gandhi (-9.38, -7.59)

      by hopefulcanadian on Thu Nov 03, 2005 at 03:42:42 PM PST

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      •  Why isn't this on the radio? (none)
        Who's gonna complain?  It's a lot better than the b.s.  mindless sex and fantasy shoot em ups.
        •  lol.... (none)
          because songs like that don't question the president.  See, songs like this, are made ALL THE TIME, but all they allow/play on MTV or the radio are the bullshit ignorant songs that just demean/belittle the whole GENRE of rap.

          Many MANY 'rap stars' make INCREDIBLY relevant POETRY.... they are incredible lyricists... but you never hear what they have to say....

          ask the FCC or ask any of the radio stations why they don't play more relevant/activist rap coming from stars like Mos Def, and Talib Kweli, and the countless others that make 'political rap'....

          you actually hit it right on the head; you sound very much like 'one' of those people that obviously have determined that most rap is "b.s.  mindless sex and fantasy shoot em ups"

            but that's a falsehood.... that is MOST RAP that is MARKETED towards middle-class white kids in the suburbs that buy that crap up because its so 'foreign' to them, its something that allows them to 'connect' with a life that they see as definetly more 'experienced' as their own perhaps... its a glorification that you see many radio-exec fat cats behind, the 'gangsta' rap that is so popular with the kids, is just as 'packaged' for almost the same genre as Brittany Spears.

          An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind--Gandhi (-9.38, -7.59)

          by hopefulcanadian on Thu Nov 03, 2005 at 04:15:21 PM PST

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          •  do i sound like it? (none)
            it's not just middle class white kids buying it. it's black kids buying it, too. :(    middle class white kids can recognize quality too, though, which is why the snarky genre title 'backpack rap' exists, yes?

            and not all black kids are shucking and jiving in their dreams to instant riches and pussy for laying down stupid 'hood' fantasies over a tight beat.

            maybe i just miss the late 80s and the very early 90s, when consciousness rap/black pride rap reached its height.

            •  I'm just saying there (none)
              are still alot of pretty political cats around with a pretty HIGH moral stance in terms of their music.....

              they're not being played on MTV of course, because the 'mainstream' is all crap, but it just takes a bit of finding..

              there are artists today that I think match and even excel past the cats of the early 90's or 80's with their respect for the art...

              :) and no, you don't sound like it... sigh, I guess I just have my back up about this whole issue, there is ALOT of talent around these days, but idiot 'gansta' rap that is now PURELY marketed and comercialized is giving the whole genre a bad name... sigh..

              An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind--Gandhi (-9.38, -7.59)

              by hopefulcanadian on Thu Nov 03, 2005 at 11:41:42 PM PST

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        •  lyrics to MOSH (none)
          by eminem just in case you'd never heard that one....

          I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America
          And to the Republic for which it stands
          One nation under God
          It feels so good to be back..

          I scrutinize every word, memorize every line
          I spit it once, refuel and re-energize and rewind
          I give sight to the blind, my insight through the mind
          I exercise my right to express when I feel it's time
          It's just all in your mind, what you interpret it as
          I say to fight, you take it as I'mma whip someone's ass
          If you don't understand, don't even bother to ask
          A father who has grown up with a fatherless past
          Who has blown up now to rap phenomenon that has
          Or at least shows no difficulty multi-task
          And in juggling both perhaps mastered his craft
          Slash entrepreneur who has helped launch a few more rap acts
          Who's had a few obstacles thrown his way through the last half
          Of his career typical manure moving past that
          Mr. kisses ass crack, he's a class act
          Rubber band man, yea he just snaps back

          Come along follow me as I lead through the darkness
          As I provide just enough spark that we need to proceed
          Carry on, give me hope, give me strength
          Come with me and I won't steer you wrong
          Put your faith and your trust as I guide us through the fog
          To the light at the end of the tunnel
          We gonna fight, we gonna charge, we gonna stomp, we gonna march
          Through the swamp, we gonna mosh through the marsh
          Take us right through the doors (c'mon)

          All the people up top on the side and the middle
          Come together lets all bomb and swamp just a little
          Just let it gradually build from the front to the back
          All you can see is a sea of people some white and some black
          Don't matter what color, all that matters we gathered together
          To celebrate for the same cause don't matter the weather
          If it rains let it rain, yea the wetter the better
          They ain't gonna stop us they can't, we stronger now more than ever
          They tell us no we say yea, they tell us stop we say go
          Rebel with a rebel yell, raise hell we gonna let em know
          Stomp, push, shove, mush, Fuck Bush, until they bring our troops home (c'mon)


          Imagine it pouring, it's raining down on us
          Mosh pits outside the oval office
          Someone's tryina tell us something,
          Maybe this is god just sayin' we're responsible
          For this monster, this coward,
          That we have empowered
          This is Bin Laden, look at his head noddin'
          How could we allow something like this without pumping our fists
          Now this is our final hour
          Let me be the voice in your strength and your choice
          Let me simplify the rhyme just to amplify the noise
          Try to amplify the times it, and multiply by six...
          Teen million people, Are equal at this high pitch
          Maybe we can reach alqueda through my speech
          Let the president answer a higher anarchy
          Strap him with an Ak-47, let him go, fight his own war
          Let him impress daddy that way
          No more blood for oil, we got our own battles to fight on our own soil
          No more psychological warfare, to trick us to thinking that we ain't loyal
          If we don't serve our own country, we're patronizing a hero
          Look in his eyes its all lies
          The stars and stripes, they've been swiped, washed out and wiped
          And replaced with his own face, Mosh now or die
          If I get sniped tonight you know why,
          Cause I told you to fight.


          And as we proceed,
          To Mosh through this desert storm,
          In these closing statements, if they should argue
          Let us beg to differ
          As we set aside our differences
          And assemble our own army
          To disarm this Weapon of Mass Destruction
          That we call our President, for the present
          And Mosh for the future of our next generation
          To speak and be heard
          Mr. President, Mr. Senator
          Do you guy's hear us...hear us...[laughing] (Hailie

          An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind--Gandhi (-9.38, -7.59)

          by hopefulcanadian on Thu Nov 03, 2005 at 04:21:40 PM PST

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