Water Got No Enemy

We’re proud to announce the release of the first video, “Water Got No Enemy” off our album, “State of the Art.” This song demands an end to the criminalization of our communities– from racist policies like #StopAndFrisk to the violence of mass incarceration.

Water Got No Enemy (Lyrics) – (Respect to Fela Kuti)

* Chorus *
We losing our humanity
They fire at our family
Our flow be the remedy
Cuz water got no enemy
Na I ain’t commit no felony
What’s that ish you tellin’ me
You don’t know the man i plan to be
Gotta go home to my family

Why you talking shit
Stop that stop and frisk
cops poppin’ clips
Kids hit the dip
They pull up in the whip (2x)

*Despierto’s Verse*

I keep karma on my necklace and I never go to sleep
In the struggle staying reckless like I’m already deceased
Going hard workin construction as I wrecking ball the beat
If you down for revolution that I reckon we should meet,

Slavery was not abolished, just polished and put in prisons
End The New Jim Crow, Word up to the Resistance,
They drowning us in empty dreams of money, cars women
But we are only free when we fighting for abolition

And no matter where you at, I’m just about a block away
When the hurricane hits hard I’m up in the rockaways,
My homies organizing hoods, we’ll take a block a day,
The Government co-opting, we like nah, not today,

They wanna steal our language so let me hear you say,
All power to the people, we are here and here to stay,
With Rahmarley’s Pops calling out Racist Cops
Spittin fire at the precinct until the Genocide Stops

* Abridged Chorus *
We losing our humanity
They fire at our family
Our flow be the remedy
Cuz water got no enemy
Na I ain’t commit no felony
What’s that ish you tellin’ me
You don’t know the man i plan to be
Gotta go home to my family

*The Last Emcee’s Verse*
It’s time to legalize it, too much criminalizing
Though it ain’t suprising, cops on the horizon
Hearing everything you say, they buggin your verizon
Gotta come correct (yup) can’t be looking sloppy
Can’t be acting rowdy if they stop you can’t be pouty
Can’t run can’t be outtie, come if you doubt me
If you thnkin’ like Marley, you’ll get got like Ramarley
Any Justice? Hardly. That’s just for the barbies and the kens
1 percent actin’ haughty in a Audi. While they sing ladi-da-dee
Vacation with the saudis, at a party pop a molly
In a building built by Gaudi, and the gold looks so Gawdy
And they call that actin’ Godly
I guess it’s the human sacrifice for the party
So are you gonna charge me? Then release me you ain’t bought me
Yea you might have caught me but my great grandma taught me
If love is in my heart then can’t nobody stop me.

* Chorus *

*Ram’s Verse*
They know we an army – we are the many/
they are the few – its why they use guns
autos, semis, uzis/
music is the weapon like Kuti-Fela, Femi/
They’ll lock any/
Body up, of they: underage, right color shade, rocking braids, under night’s shade, up in broad day, even up on Broadway/

The law never kept you safe, you just wasn’t someone’s target/
But behind closed doors, they was talking/
All they see is kids they could give a bid/
Based on where they live, if they selling
shit/
All they see is biz, “tell em hit the skids”/

Aint nothing you can tell em/
From the school to the prison – they gon sell em/

Yeah they know its wrong – they not stupid/
They don’t ask if you a criminal/
They got a database, they feed it back to you subliminal

My hood ain’t bad, thats the way they made it/
I do what I do to change it, enough with the fucking complaining/
I could break down who “they” is, but they don’t want me to say it/
Water got no enemy, but everyone’s trying to contain it/
Water was made to be free, i’ma let the hook explain it/
We go to church with these verses, but my verse is the worst though ain’t it?/
(Ain’t it?) Damn it change it/

* Chorus *