Take A Knee

by TRIBECA-GRAND

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TRIBECA-GRAND represents an unprecedented culmination of nearly 50 years of combined professional experience, and a shared cultural experience in Hip-Hop dating almost back to day one. The Bronx is the birthplace of Hip-Hop. Philadelphia is the home of the first Rapper to win a Grammy. From the hood to Hollywood, this team represents the essence of all the best Hip-Hop has to offer. TRIBECA-GRAND were destined to play the Sport Of The Gods.

TRIBECA-GRAND emerged with a brilliant lead single from their forthcoming album, Sport Of The Gods. Take A Knee is an anthem that is both timely and timeless, as grimy as it is inviting. It's bigger than Kaepernick. It's bigger than Trump. And, to quote Dead Prez, much like our current political climate, which the record captures so perfectly, “it's bigger than Hip-Hop.”

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TAKE A KNEE
Jared Lee Taylor (ASCAP) / Interworld Agency Media (ASCAP)
Wentworth A. Richards (ASCAP) / Myra Emelda Music (ASCAP)

BECA-GRAND! (Ad lib)

Chorus
Take a knee, Take a knee
Everybody link your arms if you with me
Everybody link your arms if you with me
Everybody link your arms or take a knee, take a knee

Take a knee, Take a knee
Everybody link your arms if you with me
Everybody link your arms if you with me
Everybody link your arms or take a knee

Verse 1
Grand Agent:
Take a knee see what I see get on my level
no of course you wanna gloss over like patent leather

Tribeca:
That star-spangled banner without the guns and ammo
cops blam you never mind the book 'em Danno

Grand Agent:
what type of interactions you be having with the cops?
Glocks drawn down on you during traffic stops

Tribeca:
traffic can be type tragic on average
that blue fabric make 'em act like they savage

Grand Agent:
the system you fought to defend is a fraud it's pretend
it offends even y'all in the end

Tribeca:
and y'all can pretend in the end we will win
so defend those who sin no care who this offends

stay woke! (Ad lib)

Chorus
Take a knee, Take a knee
Everybody link your arms if you with me
Everybody link your arms if you with me
Everybody link your arms or take a knee, take a knee

Take a knee, Take a knee
Everybody link your arms if you with me
Everybody link your arms if you with me
Everybody link your arms or take a knee

BECA-GRAND! (Ad lib)



Verse 2
Grand Agent:
nuff respect to the vets tho, thanks for your service
if you elect a clown just expect a circus

Tribeca:
fake news will miss cue the issue
black men shot dead got no pistol

Grand Agent:
America you see that we traumatized you need to apologize
you wanna reserve the right to colonize

Tribeca:
no colony link arms in harmony
protest accordingly peaceful importantly

Grand Agent:
them CNN town halls don't tear down walls
cuz twitter is bitter my hitter it's trash it's litter

Tribeca:
no handle in situations that we facing
formation get in line and stand adjacent

stay woke! (Adlib)

Chorus
Take a knee, Take a knee
Everybody link your arms if you with me
Everybody link your arms if you with me
Everybody link your arms or take a knee, take a knee

Take a knee, Take a knee
Everybody link your arms if you with me
Everybody link your arms if you with me
Everybody link your arms or take a knee

Bridge
Grand Agent:
oh say can you see
by the dawn's early light
why the man take a knee?
Cuz police taking life
in the name of the bright stars
and the broad stripes
so a life non-white
is a perilous fight
and the images of black men
gallantly streaming
draw death threats
about a ball player's last breathing
oh say does the star-spangled banner yet wave
while unarmed black men
get slaughtered for the grave

stay woke ! (Ad lib)

Chorus x 3

credits

released October 21, 2017
Written by: Jared Lee Taylor (ASCAP) / Wentworth A. Richards (ASCAP)
Published by: Interworld Agency Media (ASCAP) / Myra Emelda Music (ASCAP)
Produced by: TRIBECA

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