Purple Roses

by Jasiri X

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Produced by RLGN, Purple Roses is the first track off Jasiri X's new project, "A Tale of Three Rivers" about the city of Pittsburgh's tumultuous 2018. Inspired by the life of Antwon Rose II, Purple Roses was engineered by Soy Sos at Tuff Sound Recordings

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Can it be you don’t see my humanity?
Black sheep of the family
Black streets in calamity
Black Jesus is blasphemy
Try being black and keeping your sanity
Beaten savagely our killers always leaving with amnesty
Blindfolded white women never seeing the travesty
Birdbox when shots sting my anatomy
Bring in the agony clinging to gravity
Why my death never seen as a tragedy?
Ain’t I a young king with majesty?
Royalty my anatomy GOD ain’t a fantasy
Am I cursed cause I speak in profanity?
We needy financially understandably was cheated substantially
Then they give us back scraps and believe it’s philanthropy
Open windows on the road got me weaving catastrophe
Broken mirrors to my soul all I see is the vanity
Pittsburgh when you delete all the pageantry
Stronger than hate, wait unless a black dream is the casualty

Purple roses for imperfect soldiers
The threat my purpose poses a vicious cycle when the circle closes
Hurtful motives birth and hold us till the dirt we’re lowered
Life’s a bitch but never cursed Jehovah
Tricked by what the serpent told us
Flip a brick and turn it over
40 days and nights to flood the city the reverse of Noah
Summertime we burning doja
Winter makes the murder colder
Hell is not the earth below us
Satan waiting every time the church is open
God have mercy on us guide us through the murky waters
Devil is deception please don’t let his controversy haunt us
Look at where the journey brought us
Police in a hurry caught us
Judgment with attorney charges
System wanna turn me martyr
Never had the clergy’s honor
Why they never served me Father?
Maybe I’m to earthly and unworthy for ya
Divine being with a worldly aura
Let me in the pearly gates I might dirty the floor up
Clap the iron rapid-fire former crack supplies
Triple fat required Jacket with the pack inside of
Mack inspired stack it higher wrap the package tighter
Born of black vaginas mommy birthed a black messiah
That’s why they crucify us

Born of black vaginas mommy birthed a black messiah
That’s why they crucify us
Shoot behind us euthanize is suit and tie us eulogize us
In the ground to the fire Truth or liar choose you side up

Can it be you don’t see my humanity?
Black sheep of the family
Black streets in calamity
Black Jesus is blasphemy
Try being black and keeping your sanity
Beaten savagely our killers always leaving with amnesty
Blindfolded white women never seeing the travesty
Birdbox when shots sting my anatomy
Bring in the agony clinging to gravity
Why my death never seen as a tragedy?
Ain’t I a young king with majesty?
Royalty my anatomy GOD ain’t a fantasy
Am I cursed cause I speak in profanity?
We needy financially understandably was cheated substantially
Then they give us back scraps and believe it’s philanthropy
Open windows on the road got me weaving catastrophe
Broken mirrors to my soul all I see is the vanity
Pittsburgh when you delete all the pageantry
Stronger than hate, wait unless a black dream is the casualty

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released July 15, 2019
Produced by RLGN

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Jasiri X Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Freeing minds one rhyme at a time, Jasiri X uses Hip-Hop to provide social commentary on a variety of issues. Jasiri has been a guest on BET Rap City, The Michael Baisden Show, Huff Post Live, Free Speech TV, Left of Black, and Russia Today. Jasiri X signed a record deal with Wandering Worx and released his debut album, Ascension with acclaimed producer Rel!g!on. ... more

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