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Pro-Life Rappers?

OK, now I've seen everything. In a positive sign that the pro-life movement is broadening its base (or maybe that the scourge of abortion is just too much to ignore), pro-life rapper Nick Cannon is burning up the charts (as they say) with his single "Can I Live?" It is no. 2 on the BET (Black Entertainment Television) hit list (or whatever they call it).

Frankly, the lyrics are chilling. Abortion has taken a heavy toll on the black community, and folks are beginning see the real effects, as people reflect on their absent brothers and sisters.

The lyrics are below;


"Can I Live"
(feat. Anthony Hamilton)

Talking Ma
I know the Situation is Personal
But it something that has to be told
As I was making this beat
You was all I could think about you heard my voice

[Verse 1]
Yeah Just think Just Think
What if you could Just
Just blink your self away..
Just Just wait just pause for a second
Let me plead my case
It's the late 70's Huh
You Seventeen huh
And having me that will ruin everything huh
It's alot of angels waiting for their wings
You see me in your sleep so you cant kill your dreams
300 Dollars thats the price of living what?
Mommy I dont like this clinic
Hopefully you'll make the right decision
And dont go through with the Knife Decision
But it's hard to make the right move
When you in high school
How you have to work all day and take night school
Hopping off da bus when the rain is pouring
What you want morning sickness or the sickness of mourning

I Will Always Be apart of you
Trust Your Soul Know it's always true
If I Could Talk I Would Say To You
I Will Always Be apart of you
Trust Your Soul Know it's always true
If I Could Talk I Would Say To You

[Verse 2]
I am a child of the king
Ain't no need to go fear me
And I see the flowing tears so know that you hear me
When I move in your womb that's me being scared
Cause who knows what my future holds
Yo the truth be told you ain't told a soul
Yo you ain't even showing I'm just 2 months old
Through your clothes try to hide me deny me
Went up 3 sizes
Your pride got you lying saying ain't nothing but a migraine
It ain't surprising you not trying to be in Wic food lines
Your friends will look at you funny but look at you mommy
That's a life inside you look at your tummy
What is becoming ma I am Oprah bound
You can tell he's a star from the Ultrasound
Our Sprits Connected Doors Open Now
Nothing But Love And Respect Thanks For Holding Me Down She Let Me Live...

I Will Always Be apart of you
Trust Your Soul Know it's always true
If I Could Talk I Would Say To You
I Will Always Be apart of you
Trust Your Soul Know it's always true
If I Could Talk I Would Say To You
[Repeat 2]

[Nick Talking]

It's uplifting foreal yall
I ain't passing no judgement
Ain't making no decisions
I am just telling ya'll my story
My love life
I love my mother for giving me life
We all need to appreciate life
A strong woman that had to make a sacrifice
Thanks for listening
Thanks for listening
Mama thanks for listening


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Comments (3)


Wow. Where did this guy come from? Can you imagine the impact on the Culture of Life if the mainstream black community repudiated abortion? I wonder how prevelent such sentiment is?

Harry Niska:

Go to his website and watch the video. It is incredibly powerful. I hope this really touches people's hearts, especially those of us in the Roe generation who all have to thank our mothers for choosing life.


Finally! It's about time someone speaks out - someone,that is, with a voice to the over-sexed generation that needs it most! Keep in mind white kids also listen to rap. This is a pretty big milestone not only because it is coming through the arts, which is long overdue, but also because the black population is being reduced by abortion at a substantially higher rate than whites - a fact that has been supressed, sadly, by their own leaders for some time. someone should have gotten that message out a long time ago. Check out www.humanlife.org - the article "Reproductive Racism".
Thanks Jason.

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