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Hip-Hop/ Rap Recording Artist from Uganda AJO Inspires Us with TRANSCEND lyrics

TRANSCEND Written by Ajo

If you are a hip-hop artist, you better rap along with AJO. AJO is flying Uganda flag high. TRANSCEND is the first single off his  forthcoming album titled #AfricanReality. The album is scheduled to drop later this year and it resonates around Panafricanism and African empowerment.

The TRANSCEND video was Shot by Christopher Kobel of Clumsy Media. Sing along the below lyrics by AJO.

 TRANSCEND Written by AJO

 

Intro – Patrick Lumumba

“Wheni look at Africa, many times I ask myself

What would happen if Mwalimu were to rise up and see what is happening?

What would happen if Kwame Nkurumah and Patrice emery Lumumba were to raise up

and see what is happening?

Because what they would be confronted with is an African which is suffering from schizophrenia,

She does not know herself

They would be confronted with an African whose young Men and women

Have no interest and no love for their continent” 

Verse I – Ajo

Hope you war ready, tuck your teeth in and brace yourself

It’s that black lion, the Bambatta, the new Gadafi

It’s that Mau Mau, the MajiMaji my knowledge bullet proof

You lit a flame in my soul this is fire proof

While we transcend from being the shadow of the Dark Continent,

I gat my guard up, see my mind wired like Menelik,

Western propaganda gat the gun speaking that dialect

Only one rule controlling the eye of providence, uh

Master the mind, that makes you a master mind don’t it,

Happy are the poor that’s what religion says don’t it,

So when these vultures take pictures and end up like Kevin Carter,

All I pray that when you pray, don’t get preyed by your own making

Where the fuck is the messiah when you caught in the cross fire

Just a sitting ducking bullets inhaling the smoke fire

Screaming out seize fire and put the match in my hands

Am ‘bout to burn the bridge down watch a niga transcend, Transcend. 

Speech – Patrick Lumumba

“Why must we remind ourselves of these realities?

Because throughout the ages the battle has always been the battle of the mind

If your mind is conquered then you are going no where

That is why in the ages of enlightenment in Europe the great Rene Descartes said

Cogito ergo sum

I think therefore I am”

Verse II – Ajo

I am, I am Houdini the Genie that gat trapped in this human body of thoughts am Stephen Hawking on a wheel of fortune,

The missing link like a loose chain on my neck I was tryna figure the world thats when my brain needed a bigger coffin

When murder lines are getting xenophobic and races are killing races the devil be counting blessings

Am tryna borrow morals, you tryna trade sorrows

No better tomorrow, am tipping the edge like a face to a barrel

And I’ve been quick-sand-living, need heaven hell-am-living below the poverty line,

Or so they drew it in fact, they calling you 3rd world to keep your mind in a trap

Keep these animals tamed and keep their spirits in check

Give them weapons and call them rebels then ICC the irony,

Co-operations and Bureaucratics deep in that foolery

Mother Africa, the story of a murder scene we stood by and we wonder why we never transcend

Speech – Kwame Nkurumah

This Decade is a decade of African independence

Forward then, to independence now

Tomorrow, the United States of Africa

Verse III – Ajo

Mind body and soul gat me fighting for control

Melodies of the sun that leave my sweat down on the floor

Premonitions and gut feelings that say you owe me more,

They want me folding like origami your place in the pecking order

Border lining sanity or mental disorder

They gat me rehearsing the day that I’ll be lain in a hearse

White suite and rigarmortis make the puzzle erupt

And we kinda corrupt, no we hell of corrupt

What do you expect we do with power after taking it back

We don’t know how to act, you were running the shots,

I hope my African mind will transcend from the past

I hope my African mind will transcend from the past

The spirit of Mandela, the spirit of Kwame

I hope my African mind will transcend from the past

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Era Baloyi

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Era Baloyi is a Copywriter, Social Media Manager, Public Relations and Communications practitioner who is Co-Founder and CEO of Fame Africa TV. He's been with Fame Africa TV since 2014 and he's seen how the magazine grew. He focuses more on entertainment, music and movie reviews.