Tendai Maraire of Seattle hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces has lately been making music as Chimurenga Renaissance. A link to his new "Pungwe" mixtape is below, and below that, an attempted transcription of the Ishmael Butler Palaceer Lazaro rap on the tape at 3:30:

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Tendai Maraire of Seattle hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces has lately been making music as Chimurenga Renaissance. A link to his new “Pungwe” mixtape is below, and below that, an attempted transcription of the Ishmael Butler Palaceer Lazaro rap on the tape at 3:30:

Download “Pungwe” here

I see my hustla partner, yo what’s happening, what’s with it?
Shoot, you know me, ain’t nothing different, tryna get it
eight years done passed since he didn’t get acquitted
____, _____, breathing eating shrimps and rocking fitteds
breaking rules, making moves and never leaving clues
relieving all the fiends of their money and their blues
staying fresh shoes, shiny on his jewels
he gonna tell you yeah if you ask him is it cool
cuz it’s about riches, greed, figures, cash
b&&&&&s only seem to love the n&&&&s that’s flashy
n&&&&s write checks with their mouths so I cash ’em
a couple cats brought their best tests so I pass ’em
my son and my daughter so serious about their fashion
I don’t like saying no when they come and ask
I got that bomb, black, twist, hard, bezels and powder
then he hit the weed and put the stereo louder
got blessed by a fiend on his down and outer
gave him a twomp and some shoot that’ll make him feel much prouder
love to leave the game because it’s wild and crowded
but this is all I know so right now I’m ’bout it