Roots & Culture
Shabba Ranks

Ah soh yuh stay!
Yuh ongle ah tink one way
But I'm not a one way DJ
Coin!Two side.
Get that?
Hear dis!

Shabba Rankin reggae people's callin' out,
People from east, west, north, and south.
Say I'm the MC with the nasty mouth,
Dem feel like is pure slackness alone I can talk about.
I know me roots & culture,
Who is the route Robert Nesta
And Bunny Wailer follow after,

It is music, mi charge for.
Look how deh world noh stop suffer.
What have black people under pressure.
Some talk dis, and some talk dat,
Say everyting from Shabba mouth is slack,
I love roots and reality straight to the max,

Because I'm a article oil-abash.
I love deh roots & culture.
To teach all deh youngster,
And all yeh mudda and fader.
Honor your mother and father.
So dat yuh days will be longer.
Some talk dat, and some talk dis,

Nuff ah dem ah fight 'gainst slackness lyrics
You have to please, John Public.
When you're dealin' with deh, Reggae music.
Shabba Rankin you a murder,
And it is music you charge for,
Want to be a musical Ambassador.
Ah goin' teach all yeh youngster.
Here dis!

Some of dem ah bawl how dem want culture,
And some of dem waah people be vulgar,
I rather to stick to I culture.
Than to be, a dirty character.
I love me roots & culture,
I goin' teach all yeh youngster.
It's a new page the Ranks turn over
Teach 'em just like a teacher,
Make them listen, to me like a pastor.
Woy yo!

Shabba Rank in all reggae people callin' out,
People from east, west, north, and south,
Say I'm deh MC with deh nasty mouth.
Dem feel like is pure slackness alone I can talk about.
Know me roots & culture,
See how black people a suffer,
It's what have black people under pressure,
Just because we don't stick together.
Woy yo!

United we stand, and divided we fall,
Black man know yourself before your back is against the wall.
Ten time rise, and ten time fall,
Oh Shabba is stronger then deh great China wall.
Know me roots & culture,
Is a new page me turn over
Mek up mi mind to teach the youngster
Teach the youth dem jus' like a teacher
Make dem listen to the Ranks like a pastor

Some talk dis, and some talk dat,
Say everyting from me mouth is slack.
I love roots & reality straight to the max,
Me can't understan' how, black can kill black.
I know me roots and culture,
Who is the root Robert Nesta,
And Bunny Wailer follow after,
What about Jacob & Peter.

Jimmy the Pioneer in Jamaica
Know about you roots, and yuh culture,
Or else you will fade out forever,
Live good in your neighbourhood,
Live good and live good as you should.
Shabba Rankin you a murder,
It is music me charge for,

Some talk dis, and some talk dat,
Say everyting from Shabba mouth is slack.
I love roots & reality straight from the max.
Because I am a article oil-abash
Ah love me roots & culture,
Its a new page I turn over,
Teach the youth dem like a teacher,
Make dem listen to the Ranks like a pastor.

Come now!
See, you just!
Jump aroun' if you love culture,
You love culture you ah goh free Mandela.
Come now!
Wine up yuh line if yuh love culture.
Tell Shabba to stop being vulgar.
Change up mi style and ah change mi order ...
 

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