If one revolution couldn’t stop them, best believe two revolutions will not get in the way of the Arabian Knightz. Not too long ago, A.K. decided to giveaway their debut album “Uknighted State of Arabia” for free download (http://www.mideastdynasty.com/?p=10295). If that wasn’t enough free music for the people, Arabian Knight & Arab League All-Star Sphinx delivers a lyrical onslaught with his latest release “Mercenary Rhymes“.
Often, it is said that rappers need to dumb down their lyrics and music if they hope to reach a mainstream audience. Sphinx takes heed, utilizing the structure of a series of popular nursery rhymes throughout his verses to communicate his message. However, rather than dumb it down for the masses, Sphinx unleashes a surgical strike of intellectual rhymes & conscious rap lyrics.
Featuring Egyptian songstress Lana Ghassan, the song touches on current affairs in the Middle East and how he believes the people are asleep when it comes to the truth.
BAH BAH BLACK SHEEP FELL BACK TO SLEEP
THEY PULLED THE WOOL OVER HIS EYE AND PUT HIM ON THE STREET
KEPT HIM OCCUPIED WITH BEING OCCUPIED TO EAT
HIJACKED HIS REVOLUTION WITH RELIGION HE DON’T READ
If there was any doubt, Sphinx once again proves why he is one of the premier lyricists in the region.
HEY DIDLE DIDLE HERES A LIL RIDDLE
BOUT WHATS GOING ON EAST OF THE MIDDLE
A BIRD FLIES UNMANNED WITH A MISSILE
WHILE THE BUILDER WHITTLES AWAY AT THE LITTLE
SOULS BEING MOLDED BY THE TELL LIE VISION
MATHEMATICIANS SUBTRACT BROTHERS N LONG DIVISION
MULTIPLIED BY THE ONES STILL LIVIN IN PRISON
EQUALS ONLY THE SYSTEM TO RAISE YOUR CHILDREN
Those quotes are all first verse. Listen to the whole thing for some bars!
Check it out:
Sphinx feat. Lana “
Nursery Mercenary Rhymes”
Beat by: Mohamed Bittar
Directed by: Raed Al Murish
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