[Kanye West] ("Make It Up") We can make it better ("Make It Up") We can make it better ("Make It Up") We can make it better ("Make It Up") We can make it
Somebody told me that Delta's brownskinned, AKAs' lightskinned And they supposed to be bougious, so they got white friends First day of school, I'mma take you sight seein' Show you what we do on weekends for a sight, man She said, "I know what you about to say, like your hypeman" She let a nigga hit it, and now she only date white men And if a nigga even wave at her, it's frightnin' but
[Chorus: Kanye West] ("Make It Up") We can make it better (Better we can) ("Make It Up") We can make it better (Better we can make it on up, we can) ("Make It Up") We can make it better (Better we can) ("Make It Up") We can make it
[Talib Kweli] The night fallin' over Brooklyn, where they murder for change The converter remains faithful to the drug dealer priestess He in search of the word of fame, you heard of the name Kweli the truth, like I'm comin' out the mouth of bass One for it, one for out the grave Niggas want they reparations, How you calculate the amount to be paid You try to imagine America without the slaves (the slaves)
[Q-Tip] Her tenament yo, is rat infested Her heart is like a gold booya cause she wouldn't protest it Cause, her best friends man got popped He was sixteen years old, the cop thought his phone was a glock In the hood is a everyday happenin' A friend of the priest say she chose out the captain She yelled out "Why you do this to black men?"
[Common] I think of eighty seven ways, to make better days Whether climb or rhyme, I heard of rebel pays On the scene, tryin' to get green like everglades Music, rhymin' good like escalates In the ghetto infested by shade and drama And niggas wit' things ain't afraid of karma I'm thinking big like Lil Wayne in the problem set
[Rhymefest] C'mon, Tell people the truth, but never give 'em ya true thoughts Terrorism on blacks, they poison our Newports Patriot Act in effect, make it hard to breathe now Johnny Cochran dead, who gonna get us free now? Clinton ain't in office, who gon' give us shit free now? Who gon' make it better for the thugs and P's now? Who gon' make it good for old folks that's senile? Oh, it's good music, yeah dog I see now