We're here to teach so you'd might as well learn
That the tree has the knowledge for what you yearn
Brand Nubian by Brand Nubian

Brand Nubian are teachers of knowledge, so listen and you shall receive.

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Nubian
(GP) Any of several languages spoken in the central and northern Sudan
And that's why we call ourselves Brand Nubian
Brand Nubian by Brand Nubian

The Nubian language is an Eastern Sudanic language, part of the Nilo-Saharan phylum (group of languages).

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Nubian
(LJ) A member of one of a group of African tribes that formed a poweful
Empire between Egypt and Ethiopia
From the 6th to 14th century
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The Nubians formed a powerful kingdom known as Kush which was able to take over Lower and Upper Egypt around 6th century BC and joined with Ethiopia around 14 century AD

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Nubian
(DX) A native or inhabitant of Nubia
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The Nubians are an ethnic group originally from northern Sudan, and southern Egypt now inhabiting parts of North Africa.

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Brand Nubian and we've come to
Make the people aware that black means first
Brand Nubian by Brand Nubian

Brand Nubian are known for their socially conscious and politically charged content inspired by the teachings of the Nation of Gods and Earths.

They believe that the black man was first and this is true to an extent, because modern humans evolved in Africa.

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So far into space, wonder will I see the father Light Years by Gift of Gab

“Father” is interpreted to mean “God”, or creator of the Universe, if there even is one at all.

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[Sun Ra speaking]
Somewhere else, on the other side of nowhere, there's another place in space, beyond what you know as time
Light Years by Gift of Gab

Sun Ra was a prolific jazz composer.

Sun Ra’s mysticism was based on faith in a better world elsewhere. A place where immortality and infinite knowledge can be attained.

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I dreamed that we could visit old Kemet Africa Must Wake Up by Nas (Ft. Damian Marley & K'naan)

Who wouldn’t want to dream of visiting the magnificent and illustrious Kingdoms of Upper and Lower Kemet? Nas dreams about going back in time to the glory days of Africans.

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Africa must wake up Africa Must Wake Up by Nas (Ft. Damian Marley & K'naan)

Africa is in a deep sleep right now, and if this persists, the option of change may remain an unattainable dream.

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They tried to take it, and say that I'm too small Microphone Fiend by Rakim

People probably have criticized Rakim when he was a young teen, expressing doubt in his skill level and if he’s ready at all to be an MC.

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