Dead Prez makes me hate the white man

Been a fan for years but played their debut album again. The first track is a spoken word piece/sample called Wolves, spoken by a dude called Chairman Omali from INPDUM (International Peoples Democratic Uhuru Movement). These are the lyrics:

I’m not a hunter but i am told,
that, uh, in places like in the arctic,
where indiginous people sometimes might, might, hunt a wolf,
they’ll take a double edged blade,
and they’ll put blood on the blade,
and they’ll melt the ice and stick the handle in the ice,
so that only the blade is protruding,
and that a wolf will smell the blood and wants to eat,
and it will come and lick the blade trying to eat,
and what happens is when the wolf licks the blade,
of course, he cuts his tongue, and he bleeds,
and he thinks he’s really having a good thing,
and he drinks and he licks and he licks,
and of course he is drinking his own blood and he kills himself,

thats what the Imperialists did with us with crack cocaine,
you have these young brothers out there who think they are getting something
they gonna make a living with,
they is getting something they can buy a car,
like the white people have cars, why can’t i have a car?
they getting something they can get a piece of gold,
white people have gold, why can’t i have gold?
they getting something to get a house,
white people have a house, why can’t i have a house?

and they actually think that theres something thats bringing resources to them,
but they’re killing themsleves just like the wolf was licking the blade,
and they’re slowly dying without knowing it.
thats whats happening to the community, you with me on that?
thats exactly, precisely what happens to the community,
and instead of blaming the hunter who put the damn handle and blade in the ice
for the wolf,

that what happens is the wolf gets the blame, gets the blame for trying to live,
thats what happens in our community,
you don’t blame the person, the victim,
you blame the oppressor, Imperialism, white power is the enemy,
was the enemy when it first came to Africa,
and snatched up the first African brothers here against our will,
isss the enemy today,
and thats the thing that we have to understand.

5 Responses to “Dead Prez makes me hate the white man”

  1. roosta says:


    “Hip-Hop” is such a great song.

    It’s bigger than all these fake-ass records
    When po’ folks got the millions and my woman’s disrespected
    If you check 1-2, my word of advice to you is just relax
    Just do what you got to do; if that don’t work, then kick the facts
    If you a fighter, rider, biter, flame-ignitor, crowd-exciter
    Or you wanna jus’ get high, then just say it
    But then if you a liar-liar, pants on fire, wolf-crier, agent wit’ a wire
    I’m gon’ know it when I play it

  2. Branedy says:

    I was once taught, that if you are looking for the future, look to ghetto, from there the future rises.

  3. Niall says:

    Mulley likes Dead Prez!

    They can grate after a while though..

    That song Mind Sex is pretty funny..

    Its time for some mind sex, we aint got to take our clothes off yet
    We can burn the incense, and just chat
    Relax, I got the good vibrations
    Before we make love lets have a good conversation

  4. Damien says:

    Yeah Mind Sex is a song written by 8 year olds after a George Bush sponsored safe sex class.

  5. joelburger says:

    That’s the tip of the iceburg. Check out the worldwide African revolution led by Chairman Omali Yeshitela at
    Also, search for speeches on youtube with keyword “Yeshitela”.