In the song Water Guns, One Be Lo speaks about the Water Crisis going on in Flint, Michigan and around the world. While America has been witnessing the Police killing of Blacks on a daily - filling them with lead bullets - Water Guns compares the shootings to the lead-contaminated water that is also filling people with lead. The lead-contaminated water is compared to Water Guns, just as deadly if not worse because the casualties include everybody in the city who uses water from the Flint River. Bean One provides a murky Choir Sample that puts the listener right in the middle of the Water Gun battle.
"Flash backs, Splash backs, you might pose a threat,
Shot a Teenaged mutant, that Ninja need Sewer side help"
The Water Gun painting is by Flint Native, Autumnn Holder.
I asked her to paint a water gun, and this is what she came up with. She also lended her voice on the intro of the song. It's an honor to be working with Autumnn, after having worked with her mother Brenda Jae as featured poet on Binary Star's song, 'The Evolution of Man.' This is the next generation of artists empowered to use their work as a platform for social justice and change.
Water Guns is a song inspired to help raise awareness of, and generate donations for, the plight of the people of Flint. This track is set to appear on The Original Born Ones EP produced entirely by Bean One and One Be Lo. Monies made from the sale of these Water Guns (products) will be donated to Grassroots organizations in Flint dedicated to immediate and long term solutions for the people of Flint. The Goal is to raise $100,000 or more. You can support by donating any price for the download, or by purchasing products intended for the same purpose.
Great (Lakes Crossing)
(We had some girls and boys with us.)
squirting with Water Guns.
#waterguns #waterguns #lead #leadwater
POLICE MORE LIKE TERRORIST HERE,
TEST SCORES STARTING TO PLUNGE,
FOR DAUGHTERS AND SONS
WHEN DREAMS START CLOGGING THE PIPES,
THEY POCKET THE FUNDS
KILL US DEAD
FILL US WITH LEAD
you might pose a threat
Shot A Teenage mutant
That ninja need sewer side help
They Land mines, if planning the wrong steps
Strategic, they give us a choice to choose our own death
The food we eat
The water we drink
Don't know the signs,
but we know the Ro-lex
We so fresh
We flow best
So many black professional peeps
but as a people can we pro-gress?
walking the streets
The #Hashtags often repeat
From officer grief
For faucet and leaks
Water Guns fill you with lead
but won't clog up the sink
A shower of bullets riddle bodies in all of this steam
Soap devour the stink
Politicians lobby disease
Some property seized
Get Shot in a dream
It's not the same as drinking liquor but get Shot in a drink
Color watered fountains
I wonder what Martin would think?
Where the real terrorist thrive?
It's not the East
The block sprayed up
The kids wet up
the river is red
The Living Dead asking, "why the fisherman fled?"
Don't be shocked this happen way Before the switch was in bed
Them Emails on the web
A long time ago
Not trynna sign it tho
From lethal injections
What she ingested
When she was pregnant
It's not game
Get shot in the stomach
shot in the brain
He tried to shoot the answers in class
His thought was a blank
His enemy is not in a tank
it's a water tank
Emergency Manager pirates making'em walk the plank
Fall off and sank
like Africans when they crossed the waves
Slaves tradin lives
Atlantic Ocean the largest grave
we sawed off,
in double barrels
special Ed classrooms
It's Deeper than Snoop and Dre,
it's Under cover
Kwame in the pen talking shit like a mutha fucka
All these father figures
blaming all these muthafuckas
Its so ironic,
With plastic bottle rubbish
Filter the slime buckets
rebuild the infrastructure
Insiders move on
Outsiders move in
With water bottle coupons
Fresh Lake Huron?
Eerie and Superior?
We can't take'em serious
-He said he was praying for the people sorrow
He' better off playin and prayin he hit the lotto
The New world water aint a damn thing change record
So mos def, I drop a Yasiin Bey reference
Water guns spray leaded
Leaving you drained, stain, infected
With the same method."
from The Original BORN ONES,
track released February 23, 2016
Produced By: Bean One & OneManArmy
Lyrics By: One Be Lo
Recorded in Seattle, Indy 500
Mixed and Mastered by: Autocons
Painting By: Autumn Holder
Graphics By: Autocons