B. Dolan ~ The Devil Is Alive

Music for the Evolution of Consciousness
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[Unknown]
You know that it’s your job
To stop drug dealers from selling drugs
In the country
And you turned a blind eye

[B Dolan]
Push, push, push
That poison in the bright sunshine
Who made noise from ’82 to ’89
And became the name all on they mind
Selling death to the deaf, dumb and blind
Hard white to the Crips and the Bloods
Streets know the price and the kid who it was
Feds gave him life
While his name gave life
To a maybach rapper using fiction for a crutch
Hush

Rewind the story and pause it a second
Who are the bosses?
Where are the weapons?
Who are the capos
And who’s the lieutenant?
You claiming “gangsta” but who do you threaten?
Pay taxes to actual king-pins
Do the math on the fashion you mimic
Cause fake IDs get confiscated
You wanna be the boss you stole the wrong name then
Shoulda’ called yourself Ronald Reagan
Shoulda’ called yourself Oliver North
Cause there’s a lot more then portrait you painted
Attached to the name of the real Rick Ross

They been selling you a lie
And the devil is alive
Sell drugs, get rich
Another rapper spitting bullshit
School’s closed
Locked in
Killer cops occupied by the dope biz
Overdose to the double homicide
Bow your head cause a lot of people died
And went away for just trying to survive
Motherfucker cause the devil is alive
The devil is alive
Which one are you?
The devil is alive
And there’s a killer on the loose

That’s not a boss, that’s an actor
The real Rick Ross, is not a rapper

True American horror:
Reaganomics!
Night of the living base-heads
Iran-Contra
The C.I.A. ran guns and drugs from Nicaragua
Looking for a front to cover a black market
Run black ops
Blindfold the congress
And funnel poor people into cells for a profit
Listen to the evil that these devils concocted

Listen to the evil:
The real Rick Ross was an everyday hustler
Who was propped up by agents undercover
Blinded by pride
To the lies of another
They disguised as a port of Miami drug runner
Supplied with ingredients to fire up the oven
Next thing you notice every block got flooded
Buying up the “freeway” flying up above it
He thought he was a Don ’til they played him like a puppet
Little did he know that he was copping from the government
D.E.A. agents engaged in the smuggling
L.A.P.D. batterram ran amok with it
Meanwhile Rickie’s in a cell on some sucker shit
Locked in a box while they pardoned them other men
Twenty years later
Came home disgusted
Turn on the radio
“Rick Ross” running shit?
“What the fuck is this?!”
Now some white kids bump it
And imagine they “hustling.”
Found with some white in a bag and that’s nothing
Twenty-five to life for crack well that’s justice
Sorry I’m a hater but my anger’s so productive
Said he was “the truth” so we had to discuss this
Drug dealer fantasy America’s in love with
From hip-hop to TV shows
The world is a trap
Cause God’s a C.O

[Freeway Rick Ross] (B Dolan)
You know when you’re young
And you’re impressionable
(And the devil is alive)
And you see something and you say
“Aw man that shit is real.”
(The devil is alive)

[B Dolan]
Sell drugs, get rich
Another rapper spitting bullshit
School’s closed
Locked in
Killer cops occupied by the dope biz
Overdose to the double homicide
Bow your head cause a lot of people died
And went away for just trying to survive
Motherfucker cause the devil is alive

Is it truth or it’s fiction?
Is it you or the fiction
When they strung out on that shit
And the youth come up missin’
Or they laying on a table
In a room for admissions
It’s a tragedy of fools
This is true people’s history
Calling it a war but it’s more like an industry
Cautionary tale how they profit off of misery
And sell it right back to the poor
Who they consider cheap!
Then re-up and repeat
It’s retaught and retold
It’s re-bought and reused
‘Til they come and repo’

[Freeway Rick Ross]
… just like with the rapper that’s using my name, Rick Ross
I believe he’s giving kids the wrong impression that you can go out and sell drugs …

[Gary Webb]
We mentioned obviously that Reagan was in power when he authorized the secret war down there
But you know Clinton’s in power now and those are the folks that put Danilo Bladon on the federal payroll
I mean … the guy that brought crack to L.A. is now a federal government employee

[B Dolan]
Because the devil is alive