Conscious Music you have probably never heard of | #2 | Reflection Eternal - Ballad of the Black Gold

in #conscious-music6 years ago (edited)

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This catchy rap tune is such an underdog and nails the drastic effects of the oil industry on human life. A friend showed me this track years ago and despite its high quality and visionary quality its views remain low more than 8 years later, especially when compared to the artists pushed and promoted by "the gang" who advance the mind-control agenda of the masses.

Maybe the obvious sell-out factor of so many rap artists has contributed to my general dislike of the genre, where bling bling seemed to take a lead role over critical expression (similar to many other genres). That said, I feel proud to know this track and to be able to promote it on Steemit to a conscious community of music lovers, this track speaks and breathes authenticity and from what I gather this revolutionary spirit is what got the rap scene started in the first place.

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If you want to go a raw lyrical journey to one of the most criminal elements of our current-socioeconomic system and to shine a light in its dark corners and ramifications this track will totally be your thing and stay with you long after you have stopped listening.

Enjoy <3

Ballad of The Black Gold

[Chorus:]

This is the ballad of the black gold
They call it Texas tea
But it's bigger than a cowboy with a lasso
It's deeper than a black hole
Create monopolies
Except they collect a fee when you pass-go

Crisis' international
The government de facto
We got no control in this fiasco
Darker than the back roads
Bubble hotter than Tabasco
More than what you bargained for or asked for

[Verse 1:]

You never see happy-hungry people that ain't rational
They blasting through the gates and they attack you at the capital
Run up in your palace, find the head of the states and crack a few
Get a taste of power, then they become fascists too
The fiscal conservatives, don't know what they purpose is
Money on the war, then they cut the goods and services
Murderous, corporate monsters is breaking records
Exxon is at 40 billion a year, they raking in record profits. Stop it!
How they banking while the auto industry is tanking?

Leadership is sinking; oil pollution in the water stanking
Loyalty to petroleum; royalty spoiled the economy
We won't get it poppin' till we're oil-free
If you're oil-rich then we invade it
They call it occupation but we're losing jobs across the nation
Drill, baby, drill, while they make our soldiers kill
Baby still, the desert where the blood and oil spill

[Repeat Chorus]

[Verse 2.]

Nigeria is celebrating 50 years of independence
They still feel the colonial effects of Great Britain's presence
Dictators quick to imitate the West
Got in bed with oil companies and now the place is a mess
Take a guess, which ones came and violated

They oiled up the soil, the Ogoni people was almost annihilated
But still they never stayed silent
They was activists and poets using non-violent tactics
That was catalyst for soldiers to break into they crib
Take it from the kids and try to break'em like a twig
And make examples of the leaders; executed Saro-Wiwa,
Threw Fela's mom out the window right after they beat her
In an effort to defeat hope. Now the people's feet soaked in oil [?]
So the youth is doing drive-bys through speed boats [?]
They kidnap the workers, they blowing up the pipelines
You see the fires glowing in the nighttime

[Repeat Chorus]

[Verse 3:]

History, a slippery creature
Its full of plot twists and surprise endings like a mystery feature

This oil shit is slicker than preachers
It make the problems in the region amplify like victory speeches
Poison the water and lead the boys to the slaughter
Go in somebody country and rearrange the order and destroy the borders
You see them dancing through the fields of fire
World domination--their real desire
The devil is still a liar

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Images taken from Reflection Eternal's music video The Ballad of the Black Gold

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thanks for sharing. this song speaks deep to political corruption and money in politics through Oil trade. Also explains why we are in syria right now as well, pro sight.

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