Young Black Theory

by Derek Shields

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"Young Black Theory" the second single from the upcoming album American Negro

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Young Black Theory
Lyrics by Derek Shields
Produced by Derek Shields and Greg Wright
Hook Sung by TJ Wilkins and Derek Shields
Horn Arrangement by Ben Jammin Horns
Duane Benjamin: Trombone
Mike Nelson: Tenor Sax, Bari Sax
Brandynne Philips: Trumpet
Mixed and Mastered by Greg Wright

WHATCHU SAY
WHATCHU SAY

YOUNG BLACK MALE THEORY...

HOOK:
I'M SO COMPLICATED
I'M SO COMPLICATED


VERSE 1

MALCOLM SAID EDUCATION IS OUR PASSPORT
NO NEED TA BEG... OR EVEN ASK FO IT
BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY I BUS MY ASS FO IT
WE THA FUTURE... SO PRESS FASS FORWARD
THA MOST POWERFUL WEAPON IS NOT A GUN
ITS THA EDUCATION OF MY ONLY SON
SEE... ME...
THAY THINK THEY BETTER DAN
BUT WHEN DEY SAY I CANT I TELL EM IM AFRI-CAN
A WISE MAN TOL ME TO FOCUS ON MY DREAMS
BUT NEVER ON MY HOMIES
CUZ IF DEY REALLY HOMIES
THEYLL ALWAYS BE DOWN FO ME
N NEVA ACK PHONEY
IM LIKA MATH EQUATIONS
LOOK AT THA YEARS THAT IM FACING
THA TEARS IN MY FACE N
AM I TOO HARD TO FIGURE OUT
SHOULD I BE ME OR TAKE THA NIGGA ROUTE
THAT'S ALL I THINK ABOUT
SO WHATS UR THEORY NOW?

HOOK:
YOUNG BLACK THEORY... THEORY
I'M SO COMPLICATED
YOUNG BLACK THEORY... THEORY
I'M SO GLAD I'M FADED NOW
YOUNG BLACK THEORY... THEORY
WOOOO!!!
I'M SO GLAD I MADE IT...
AREN'T YOU GLAD IM FADED...
I'M SO COMPLICATED...

VERSE 2
i WAS A PROBLEM CHILD, GROWIN UP
TALKIN LOUD, SHOWIN OUT
ALL ABOUT GOIN OUT, THOWIN DOWN
SINGLE MAMA, NO ONE ELSE IN DA HOUSE
RUN THA STREETS I RUN MY MOUTH
MAMMA SAY GO INSIDE
THERES SO MUCH MO TA LIFE
DO U HOMEWORK LIFES A TEST
LESSONS TRUE, I CANNOT STRESS
MI AMORE, NOTHING LESS
I ADORE... U AND YES... U R SURE TO PROGRESS
EVEN POOR WERE FORTUNATE
THA LORD HAS BLESSED US WITH OUR WITS
THA DAY IS MADE WIT NO REGRETS
I PAVE THA WAY... DONT EVER LET
ANYONE TELL U DIFF-ER-ENT
UR DIFF-ER-ENT
BUT NEVER BEEN... NOTHING LESS
THAN JUS THA BEST

HOOK:
YOUNG BLACK THEORY... THEORY
IM SO COMPLICATED
YOUNG BLACK THEORY... THEORY
SO GLAD WE MADE IT...
IM SO COMPLICATED
COMPLICATED
I SAID... YOUNG BLACK THEORY... THEORY
IM SO COMPLICATED
YOUNG BLACK THEORY... THEORY
WOOOO
IM SO COMPLICATED
LORD HA MERCY


VERSE 3

I CAME OUT DA GHETTO STRUNG OUT GIPETTO
DEY GOT WHITE LIES TA SELL U
THEY TELL U WHATCHU WANNA HEAR DEN DEY FAIL U
IMA PROBLEM... CANT COMPREHEND I BE STARVING...
GON THA STREETS N START ROBBING
TU MAKE ENDS MEET TIL I GO OUT TOMORRA
NEVA DROPPED A DIME
I MADE A DOLLAR AN HOUR
IT'S COLD OUTSIDE
SO I BETTA TURN UP MY COLLAR
OH MOMMA
TIMES GETTIN HARDER IN A SINGLE APARTMENT
DEN I PRAYED WE HIT THA NUMBER
IM GLAD WE PLAYED IT
IM SHO... GLAD WE MADE IT
IM SO GLAD WE WAITED
EVEN IF MY LIFE WAS SO GODDAMN COMPLICATED
CUZ THA STREETS IS COMPLICATED
THEM BILLS ARE COMPLICATED
NO FOOD ON THIS KITCHEN TABLES REAL COMPLICATED
DRUG DEALERS COMPLICATING MY BLOCK SINCE THA 80s
BUT IM STILL HERE REPPIN MY BLOCK TIL WE MAKE IT
CUZ WIT OUT COMPLICATIONS
NUTHIN WOULD BE THA SAME CUZ
LIFE IS JUSTA BLESSING AINT NUTHIN TA BE SHAMED OF
THE THEORY IS CLEAR TO ME
BE NEAR TA MY HISTORY
BE PROUD OF MY MYSTERIES
WHEREVER U CAME FRUM
WHO EVER ENSLAVED YA
WHATEVER YA NAME WAS
COULD NEVA TAKE AWAY UR FLAME
CANT BE CONTAINED MUCH
SO WHEN DEY TRY TA TEAR YA DOWN
JUS CUZ DEY FEAR YA NOW
NUTHA YOUNG BLACK MALE
SO WHAT'S UR THEORY NOW?

HOOK:
WUS YOUR THEORY NOW
IM SO COMPLICATED...
IM SO GLAD WE MADE IT
IM TOO COMPLICATED

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released December 8, 2015
Lyrics by Derek Shields
Produced by Derek Shields and Greg Wright
Hook Sung by TJ Wilkins and Derek Shields
Horn Arrangement by Ben Jammin Horns
Duane Benjamin: Trombone
Mike Nelson: Tenor Sax, Bari Sax
Brandynne Philips: Trumpet
Mixed and Mastered by Greg Wright

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