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Don't Forget About The Hood - Jasiri X


Directed by Emmai Alaquiva, "Don't Forget About The Hood" illustrates how the issues of the poor and urban communities have been all but forgotten in this current election season, and wonders what happened to all of the energy and organizing that took place in the wake of the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin. 

"Don't Forget About the Hood" was produced in collaboration withhttp://hoodievote.org with Da Ricanstrukta providing the powerful soundtrack 

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See cause we broke they forget about the hood 
So when you vote don't forget about the hood 
I ain't telling folks don't get up out the hood 
just when you living good don't forget about the hood 

Let's say we did it for the hood 
Put on your fitted and you hood 

I'm talking to the those you know that's living in the hood 
that ain't getting what they should 
we won't forget the hood 

We the lost and forgotten called rotten so we tossed to the bottom 
Let em tell it we the source of the problem 
They call us gangbangers and illegals 
Cane slangers of da evil 
Like we the main danger to the people 
So our issues don't get the same anger or treated equal 
if you not one of them change raisers they don't see you 
So the hood every week is ignored 
Before these politicians speak to the poor they reach for the door 
now voter ID is the norm 
Police brutality's not reformed poverty's even more 
Tens of thousands of human beings they still deport 
And they made it a felony if you come back and get caught 
We need to stop cheering for sides like its a sport 
Vote for your self and your own hood time is short 
Cause doing nothing ain't a option 
Do something get it poppin 
Real action over talking 
The whole world is watching 

So when you vote don't forget about the hood 
Get out and vote but don't forget about the hood 
I ain't telling folks don't get up out the hood 
just when you living good don't forget about the hood 

Let's say we did it for the hood 
Put on your fitted and you hood 

I'm talking to the those you know that's living in the hood 
that ain't getting what they should 
we won't forget the hood 

Do we remember Trayvon or is the pain gone 
Do we remain strong or did we move way on 
Remember when we all had pictures in our hoods 
Did we forget about the hood 
Zimmerman's still free I don't know about you but it kills me 
This murderer could be found not guilty 
Remember how we organized fortified for the ride 
Polarized but mobilized I thought it was so divine 
What happened to that energy we need it now more than ever 
Many people kept working I will not ignore their effort 
Give voice to the voiceless that's why I record this message If you really for the hood for who or for what you reppin 
That the million dollar question 
Millionaires is who we follow but they hollow in they lessons 
What's the point of a weapon pointed in the wrong the direction 
If your hood is what you reppin how strong is your connection
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Her Story and His story matter.

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