Fashawn – Proud

Besides Hillary Clinton, who we speak of America
Sing it loud
In the wild wild west I still pray to the east
A jazz composer
A scientist
Angela Davis bailed out by a Fresnan
Doctor Vivien Thomas, the first heart surgery
Brother Clarence 13X was a hero to me
I fell in love with TLC when I was three years old
Mary McLeod Bethune?
First black congress woman
Wouldn’t have your light, if it wasn’t for my darkness
Pictures of Bob Marley and Selassie on my wall
Only difference between ‘em, he did it with dignity
Duke Ellington?
Sing it loud
Sing it loud
We all on trial eminently since a child
Before Mike and Mayweather came Muhammad Ali
[Verse 2]
What about the life of Marcus Garvey, we all know Martin
A fighter for freedom
And the others no longer with us
Sing it loud
Newton Blacker than the panther on the jacket of Huey P.
Sing it loud

It was about community wasn’t about complexion
We built this country off blood and sweat
Sing it loud
Elijah and Fard, they were writin’ for Allah
Shirley Chisholm?
Original man yet they treat us inferior
In his own right ‘Keba was diva in her own light
Only woman in history with a face on a bill
MJ on the speakers MJ’s on my feet

I’m black and I’m proud
Keyshia Cole, Lauryn Hill if you’re speaking soul
George Washington Carver?
Bagged Mariam Makeba definitely was a leader
Doctor Carter G. Woodson, found black history
[Verse 1]

I’m black and I’m proud
Momma Harriet Tubman was a woman so real
Marian Anderson?
And Bobby Seale, a few of us rotten still
Before ‘Yonce married Jay, Ashanti, Brandy
I’m black and I’m proud
An educator
I put that on the soul of Nat Turner
Sing it loud
I’m admittin’ I’m black and I’m proud
Sing it loud
Kwame Ture used to be Stokely Carmichael

Let’s do some history, who is Malcolm X?
The memory of Sojourner
Tear drops and pick cotton in mud we step
‘Til the day they free [?], Max B, and Bobby Shmurda
Felt like a Five Percenter was the thing to be
An opera singer