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You Must Learn Lyrics

Artist: Boogie Down Productions
Album: Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop

Just like I told you you must learn
It's calm yet wild the style that I speak
Just filled with facts and you will never get weak in the heart
In fact you'll start to illuminate knowledge to others in a song
Let me demonstrate the force of knowledge
knowledge reigned supreme
The ignorant is ripped to smithereens
What do you mean when you say I'm rebellious
'Cause I don't accept everything that you're telling us
What are you selling us the creator dwellin' us
I sit in your unknown class while you're failing' us
I failed your class 'cause I ain't with your reasoning
You're tryin' make me you by seasoning
Up my mind with see Jane run, see John walk in a hardcore New York
It doesn't exist no way, no how
It seems to me that in a school that's ebony
African history should be pumped up steadily, but it's not
and this has got to stop, See Spot run, run get Spot
Insulting to a Black mentality, a Black way of life
Or a jet Black family, so I include with one concern, that
You must learn
Chorus: Just like I told you, you must learn (twice)
I believe that if you're teaching history
Filled with straight up facts no mystery
Teach the student what needs to be taught
'Cause Black and White kids both take shorts
When one doesn't know about the other ones' culture
Ignorance swoops down like a vulture
'Cause you don't know that you ain't just a janitor
No one told you about Benjamin Banneker
A brilliant Black man that invented the almanac
Can't you see where KRS is coming at
With Elie Whitney, Holly Selosy, Grand Bill Woods
made the walky-talky
Lewis Latterman improved on Edison
Charles Drew did a lot for medicine
Garrett Morgan made the traffic lights
Harriet Tubman freed the slaves at night
Madame CJ Walker made a straightin' comb
But you won't know this is you weren't shown
The point I'm gettin' at it it might be harsh
'Cause we're just walkin' around brainwashed
So what I'm sayin' is not to diss a man
we need the 89 school system
One that caters to a Black return because
You must learn
Chorus
Comments/Interpretations
by Britt Y on 9/12/2008 7:06pm
<3
by C'mon Son... on 5/25/2010 12:49am
Holly Selosy? Grand Bill Woods?
by ne1410s on 11/14/2010 2:42am
Irony
by r on 5/18/2011 8:57am
this song sucks dick !
by Mr. Diplomac on 8/18/2011 7:34pm
This song is strait knowledge!! But where are the rest of the lyrics!!
by Mbrown on 2/14/2012 2:28pm
These lyrics are a joke. Nice try! :)
by Joseph on 6/3/2012 7:21pm
What about the rest of the lyrics, dealing with African history?
by Expose the Matrix on 7/19/2012 3:59am
This is BS...missing lines and the last verse is completely void.

These racists deny the truth...KRS-One spoke on how this destroys all cultures when you try to oppress one. Today 2012 is proof of this. Whites did not call themselves a race before the creation of the American South. YOU MUST LEARN!! Now post up all the lyrics please.


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