Boonaa - Boonaa Mohammed - Dead Time




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For bookings or other inquires contact boonaamohammed(at)gmail.com or www.boonaa.comDead TimeIt feels like they're all laughing at me.Making dumb jokes while folks with no hope sit desperately waitingWhispering to one another about the well-being of our cousins and brothersWhile on the other side, the vibe is strictly business."You know, I went to the cottage last weekend,And my dog Spencer did the absolute cutest thing ever"Cooler talk, food for thought, we get caught and fools defend usTremendous, absolutely stupendous.What a stupid system they have created for us.The room is split up, guilty and black is oneWhite and in charge is the other oneLegal aid is the paid Harriet TubmanWorking for my kin negotiating freedom"They'll offer five; we'll say three and settle for four"I'm beginning to think that they have all done this beforeThe court room rises and sits back downFriends introduce themselves as defense and the crownCharges are read, laughing and smilingThe feds are the only thugs big enough to rock blue and redFive counts of robbery, two counts of assaultLuckily the sixth count of robbery never really stuckMother is pacing, heart is beating out of her chest.She hasn't seen her baby since the weekend before lastHe said he didn't do it, but she doesn't know what to believeThe third time in three months, why does this only happen to we?He looks like just any other Tyrone,Clothes scruff with hair just begging to be combedTranslators translate legal jargon into his mother's tongueMeaningless words that are designed to make my people seem dumbBut some paperwork is missing, so the lawyers don't know what to doThey suggest of recess but will reconvene at two,Like we have nothing else better to doThan sit around and wait for these monkeys in suitsThe process gets tons of time, procedure gets tons of lootBureaucrats write the facts but give none to truthBecause the truth is, that crime pays very wellBut those getting paid to judge now should be judged in hellPunishment is a multibillion dollar industryIn the streets police help steal the peaceSo who's the thief? Who defends the defenseless?Charged for actions or accused for intentionsDon't put me on the stand, that's a waste of timeI fear no one but Allah, your scare tactics get deniedLook now you've made her cry, sons bail has been denied.You're only making things worse by keeping him insideWhen and why did lives become big business?Because you can't be innocent and have zero centsNow it's life imprisonment, before it was just the LynchGod created mankind, but we decide life or death?Are you kidding me?Your democracy is like Swiss cheeseFull of holes and a whole heap of hypocrisySo excuse me if I don't bow my head before your queenI don't know that chick, and she definitely does not know me
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