What We Need (Spread Hope) feat. Denroy Morgan + Catalyst

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What We Need (Spread Hope)


Chorus – Ras Jahn

What we need is a new vibe
One that's inviting so exciting
What we want is liberation

Sweet sensation positive vibration



1st Verse – Force 

Spread hope like Obama

The most charming spinners of yarns thus far

Amidst nonsense offer the opposite cause

It ain't art unless yer hearts involved

And no offense our offense is of a your charts

No defense for this intensive inventiveness from my squad

A positive message indebted to Bob Marl

Wit a lil bit of Marvin, Jay Biggie and Nas

But sounds all ours we're outta yer
Solar
System wit wits like Flight of the Conchords

But it's no joke, yer hardly hard harlequins

All in yer linen and grinnin about cars

But let's take a pause remember when rap was

All about change and Flavor Flav was sane

No half steppin with Kane and now ya reppin that caine

Y'all Mr. Glass rappers are actually quite lame


Chorus – Ras Jahn

What we need is a new vibe
One that's inviting so exciting
What we want is liberation

Sweet sensation positive vibration

2nd Verse – Denroy Morgan
There's nothing new under the sun
She's been here since jah work's been done
But man has changed the laws of time
The will of Jah we have left behind
Now we can come together
In a way to make things better
And begin to understand
That we must never feel unstrong
And need a better, much better, better inspiration
Remove the clouds now Jah
Help us to see things better
With faith, hope, and charity
Love with life us higher

Chorus – Ras Jahn

What we need is a new vibe
One that's inviting so exciting
What we want is liberation
Sweet sensation positive vibration

3rd Verse – Ian I 

Respect when you come inna wi zone

Ian I have to phone home from the dome

Burn the Kush; medicine from the bush

I n I dont deserve no officers' push

Spread hope cuz I n I can't cope

The economics of the system is a joke

So you know say- we naw praise no hoax

The almighty 1 is the 1 to give us hope


Pre Chorus – Ras Jahn
From the bottom to the top to the very last drop
Music come and the reggae nah stop
If u cant feel it u need to come closer
Band will take u like a roller coaster

4th Verse – Catalyst
Let me grab your attention for a minute
To preach to the people about a little something different
Catalyst ya you know who's
Cuz your boys spread hope like a cure for cancer
Ever since a young child I could match the stanzas
That'll help you in a bind like a cash advancement
Yea I know times get drastic
Last thing we need is rappers putting guys in caskets
Should be evolution instead of the guns you shooting
Start a revolution instead we all losing
That's why I do this for my people in the clutch
With just enough change to hop a ride on the bus
Another dollar ten for a fresh grape dutch
And we don't care much about what's in your foam cup
Inspiration and heart is the key
That's why I impart knowledge on all that I breathe

5th verse - Force
Ladies and gents can I get an encore
Bring forth peace signs like I speak semaphore
The flag tossed offstage off sides call
From the ref yes destined to rep till im gone
I'm reptilian spit acid on bars
In a brawl I'm Shang Tsung steal soul with my songs
Perform homecomings like I talked to the lord
And I'm sure that my pen is mightier than the sword
So each stroke is heat stroke. east coast born
We're on tour now, your town has been warned.
Formerly known as the band you ain't know
Now the flow has you throwing up in the front row
Whoa.. don't front ya know I gotcha open
Enter da stage and own it. had a Black Moon moment
Lack no components opponents notice the focus
Compose an opus devoted to giving you what ya wanted.

Chorus – Ras Jahn

What we need is a new vibe
One that's inviting so exciting
What we want is liberation

Sweet sensation positive vibration

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from Spread Hope, released May 23, 2011

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The Alchemystics blend reggae, politically infused hip-hop, gritty soul, hard-driving rock, and pulsing Jamaican, Cuban and Trinidadian rhythms into a distinctive, original sound. The result is modern-day roots music with global appeal – an alchemy of ancient musical traditions; intricate, intelligent wordplay; deep, driving rhythms; irresistible hooks; and old-school vocal harmonies. ... more

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