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Jasiri X Suggests You "Listen To What The Drums Say"

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Jasiri X drops a fitting tribute to Nelson Mandela with the video for "Mandela" (Listen To What The Drums Say) directed by Haute Muslim. The track produced by Agent Of Change is X's reflection on the South African leader's life and the wisdom contained in the rich legacy he leaves behind. Check the footage below to watch the official video for "Mandela" from Jasiri X. Scroll down to peep the lyrics. Download "Mandela" via Bandcamp.

"Mandela" Lyrics:

Would you go to prison to gain freedom

Or get nailed to a cross to change heathens

Heal the world if its pain your receiving

And spend a lifetime locked in chains to redeem them

When the children are starving

Would you risk it all to till the garden

When your enemies are stealing and robbing

Will you build a brotherhood are you willing to arm them

What if justice was illegal and equality was evil

Poverty was see through the ruling body deceitful

When the righteous need you

Will you fight for your people for the slight for the feeble

Through the eye if a needle was the image of a man

He reached from the clouds he was giving me his hands

Said he was still alive but I didn't understand

When you die for your nation then your living in the land

Then I looked over the horizon and saw Mandela in a sun that was rising

He said listen to what the drum say, we are all gonna be free one day

When I looked over the horizon and I saw Mandela with wings he was flying

He said listen to what the drum say, we are all gonna be free one day

Patience is necessary for greatness

The question is how strong your faith is

Will it matter how long the wait is

If sacred is what the source of your strength is

The definition of will power

Cause real power don't have to steal power

Behind bars can you still build power

And will you stay pure when you finally feel power

Mandela 27 years in hells cellar

But you can't jail a lyric you can't kill a spirit

When the children hear it their hearts rise

This is much bigger than apartheid its our lives

It only takes one match to start fires

To light up the dark skies

The flames keeps burning even after the spark dies

Tell me what impact will your life have

When your last nights pass will your light last