Update: Palestinian-Canadian Rapper, Belly, Releases Bonus Track

Some lyrics:

 

“Tears trickle down my face, this is a war on my race

So don’t expect me to fall in my place

Think of the kids they can’t be replaced, its a disgrace

Over one million civilians displaced

Tryna hold back the cries, one hand on his mouth

His pops died at eleven, he’s the man of no house,

Ain’t no planning it out, that’s what his land is about,

And he'll be damned if he let them kick his family out

I’ve seen it, am i dreamin?

They call us names when they actin’ like extremists

They left us in pieces, that’s not what peace is

That’s not the teachings of Mohamed, Moses, Jesus…”

 

The song is to be released as a bonus track on his upcoming album, The Revolution. Read more about Belly here.

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About Josephine Zohny

Josephine Zohny was born to an Italian-American mother and an Egyptian-born father in Pittsburgh, PA. She grew up in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and moved to New York City shortly before the September 11th attacks to attend college. She received a B.A. in Music Business, Writing (Creative Non-fiction) and Race and Ethnic Studies from NYU in 2005. She is currently the Director of Entertainment Publicity for WeRoqq Publicity and Promotion, primarily representing hip-hop and r&b artists. Her writings on music, pop culture and critical race theory have appeared on PopMatters.com, EURWeb and in Colorlines and Z!nk, among other outlets and publications. She is intensely interested in the issues of ethnic identity as it pertains to Arabs, both in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in the diaspora. Her personal blog can be found at www.jzohny.com.

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