"Pass the Message" is a promotional sampler for ToledoHipHop.org's first annual compilation CD of Toledo artists.  The lyrics are based on the literature read in the UT Africana Studies course Cyberspace & the Black Experience that takes place at the Murchison Community Technology Center in central city Toledo.  This weekly theory seminar deals with books and ideas related to the digital divide, information and communication technology, and power.  We believe that moving our communities and institutions into cyberspace is critical for survival in the 21st century, let alone building the future we need.  Look for the compilation in early 2005.  We welcome all feedback.  Pass the message...
 
DOWNLOAD MP3 (3.3MB) | READ LYRICS | CONTACT
 
(Click each cover image to view full size)
 
 
 
LYRICS:
So whatís the message? Say the message, the message isÖ
So whatís the message? Say the message, the message isÖ

What it is, yo, what it is?
What it is, yo, what it is?

So whatís the message for the Cyberspace junky?
So whatís the message for the Cyberspace flunky?
Grungy, flunky, grumpy, drunky,
bring more mad good company.
Analylistic, optimistic, lumpyÖ
proletariat,
see thereís so much information yo and we ainít sharing it!
See thereís so much information yo and we ainít sharing it!

So Whatís the Message?
The message is yo
NETWORK!
So whatís the message?
The message is
WORK ETHIC!
So whatís the message?
The message is
HACKER ETHIC!
So whatís the message? Say the message
Yo NETWORK,
Yo, NETWORK!

Eye see like light traveling through,
the perception of the eye of the needle
just whizzing it through.
Like I T,
Information Technology,
skipping the Black community
with no apology.
Flipping the power off
on an already alarming deficit,
so please, please, PLEASE,
PASS THE MESSAGE KID!
Ohh Umm
Diddy Dum Dum
If he donít turn his ice off
and turn his head passed the gas of Microsoft,
heíll really be lost
like the tribe, cause
the time is now and thatís a bet.
How you throwing up your set
and you ainít on the Net,
yet you say youíre a G?
I said Iím not Chuck D, but welcome to the terror
if you ainít ready to build in this information era.
Survival of the fittest,
our rights get diminished,
cats be on their Crickets
but donít know about the Linux.
(Yeah - Iím trying to get us out the briddicks)

So whatís the message say the message, the message is
What it is yo what it is?
So whatís, the message is Ė NETWORK
Whatís the message, the message is Ė WORK ETHIC
Whatís the message, the message is,
CYBERSPACE Ė SPREAD THE WORD!
Word
 
 
CONTACT:
send email to orthadox

Murchison Community Technology Center

Africana Studies Program (University of Toledo)

 
 
 
 
Toledo Spiders
created 01 dec 2004
last updated 07 dec 2004