Brother Ali - Red Lyrics

Yo, every time I write I start reverting to my life
It feels more important than any words that rhyme
And what I mean is this: I can't rap for other rappers
My truth has to be told, if not then I'm an actor
I played roles til it didn't feel redeeming
I saved my breath when it's earned more than when I'm scheming
My day's light compared to feelings in the evening
At night, I'm an angel on my shoulders wearing demons
I wear my heart on my articles of clothing
And play my cards, I'm just an artist who ain't folding
I saved my scars for the day I started flowing
In the same way the hardest shit to learn's a part of growing
Told the world my dreams and lived through it
And I came apart at the seams, then I renewed it
Wipe the slate clean
Validate everything I knew since I was eighteen
Might just rock a gold chain like B.A. from A-Team
My God, these are not words with empty promises
These are from a person who's immersed in where the drama is
I thought the feeling was dead
So I wrote a second verse but kept the first one instead
My God, if these four walls could talk
My drum chops have seen it all
His eyes were dead
Mine always been bloodshot red

[Brother Ali:]
Midwest or Venice
First or second amendment
Shell casing or penmanship
They felt it when I sent it
I'm sixth sense, sentence sensitivity is vintage
Busy curing sicknesses that's yet to be invented
Engendered, respected, Nth degree is endless
The main emphasis is to be felt instead of mentioned
Man listen, I step up on this land pissin'
And rocking a chunky gold link chain of transmission
My bandwidth is blistering
Ancestors hissin' and
Standing on the brick to push my passion through this instrument
My God, extended breaks to invite me
And dilate my peoples by standards can't indict me
I got a brother named Amir Sulaiman
If you know my name and not his, then something's wrong
Word bond, here's a bar he spit, I wanna honor it
He said it's counterfeit to think that cowardice lengthens life; bravery shortens it
This is the author of the warrior poets
The inordinate glorious that slaughtered by the lawless
I know that all the rawness that the hearts could harness
The healing tears applauded on performance, flawless
My God, if these four walls could talk
Drum chops have heard it all
His eyes were dead, mine always been albino red
My God, if these four walls could talk
Drum chops have heard it all
His eyes were dead, mine always been albino red
My God

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  1. Siva Guhan

    This ain't even mainstream and the beat's better than any I've heard so far!

  2. jay montiel

    Can’t rap for other rappers

  3. dysperisenjoyinghimself.

    my light flickers to the beat of this song. wierd.

  4. Jason Downey

    Shit is fire!!! Loving this shit... big ups from Northern California!!!

  5. XceptionReturns

    Evidence has to be the best mc nowadays

  6. Not Sure

    Ev is fire these days.

  7. Isaac garcia

    Can’t wait till tonight they’re at strummers tonight here in Fresno ,dope

  8. marchal slow


  9. Philippe Berset

    Sick beat

  10. Jacques The Fatalist

    both mc's go hard as always, but ali's verse had me like "what the...? i need to hear this from the beginning again" multiple times.

  11. Global Hiphop Subway

    LOVE IT <3

  12. ThisisDF

    This joint is pure hip hop. Dope lyrics and a dope ass beat from two dope rappers. Tracks amazing.

  13. jtrouble75

    Great Song!!


    What is that picture even ?, a girl who just got a buk:akk,e all over her face ?

  15. ꧁ᜰ꙰࿐

    AMAZING! Beings me back to my NY days. And coming from Minnesota. Mind blown.

  16. OutlawBob Barker

    This shit has changed my life

  17. Peter Badami

    Put Benny the butcher and Conway on the remix!

  18. Christopher Gunderson

    Another wutang knock off :(

    Scott Salo

    How tf is this a Wu knock-off?!


    Yeah I thought the same after the first 10 seconds

  19. **MICHAEL 1ER**


  20. headbandfan1313

    I wish this was at least one more verse each, beat, rhythm and flow on this is ridiculously intoxicating

    OutlawBob Barker

    It is intoxicating, good call! I have shared this song everywhere.

  21. Spark Kent

    "Wipe the slate clean, validate everything I knew since I was 18, might just rock a gold chain like BA from A-Team"

    Good Lorddd 🔥

  22. Clarence Evans

    Call 911 my phone caught 🔥🔥 🔥

  23. BigShaolin

    Great.peace and love

  24. Carlos D.L.C.

    Hell yeah this is dope. Love brother ali, sounds like a bit like his older shit. Seeing these dudes the 14th in portland.