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Topic: CHUCK D. WRITES FIRST KATRINA SONG

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    CHUCK D. WRITES FIRST KATRINA SONG: P.E. leader voices frustration in ‘Hell No We Ain’t Alright.’ (September 6, 2005) *Chuck D got a letter from the government in 1988’s “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos.” In a new song written by the Public Enemy leader last Friday, he had a letter to the government about black faces in the days of chaos following the deadly natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina. In “Hell No We Ain’t Alright,” Chuck attacks government officials, the media, the military and even the hip-hop nation, reports Allhiphop.com, adding the lyrics were written on Sept. 2, the same day Kanye West made his unscripted comments against the media and the President on live television. Courtesy of Allhiphop.com, here are the lyrics to “Hell No We Ain’t Alright,” as written by Chuck D. “Hell No We Ain’t Alright” New Orleans in the morning, afternoon, and night Hell No We Ain’t Alright Now all these press conferences breaking news alerts This just in while your government looks for a war to win Flames from the blame game, names? Where do I begin? Walls closing in get some help to my kin Who cares?While the rest of the Bushnation stares As the drama unfolds as we the people under the stairs 50% of this Son of a Bush nation Is like hatin’ on Haiti And setting up assassinations Ask Pat Robertson- quiz him.... smells like terrorism. Racism in the news/ still one-sided news Saying whites find food/ prey for the national guard ready to shoot ‘Cause them blacks loot New Orleans in the morning, afternoon, and night Hell No We Ain’t Alright Fires, earthquakes, tsunamis I don’t mean to scare/ Wasn’t this written somewhere? Disgraces all I see is black faces moved out to all these places Emergency state, corpses, alligators and snakes Big difference between this haze and them diamonds on the VMA’s We better look/ what’s really important Under this sun especially if you over 21 This ain’t no TV show/ this ain’t no video This is really real/ beyond them same ole “keep it real” Quotes from them TV stars drivin’ big rim cars 'Streets be floodin,’ B/ no matter where you at, no gas Driving is a luxury Urgency State of emergency Shows somebody’s government Is far from reality.... New Orleans in the morning, afternoon, and night Hell No We Ain’t Alright I see here we be the new faces of refugees Who ain’t even overseas but here on our knees Forget the plasma TV-ain’t no electricity New worlds upside down-and out of order Shelter? Food? Wasssup, wheres the water? No answers from disaster/ them masses hurtin’ So who the f**k we call?--Halliburton? Son of a Bush, how you gonna trust that cat? To fix s**t when help is stuck in Iraq? Making war plans takin’ more stands In Afghanistan 2000 soldiers dyin’ in the sand But that’s over there, right? Now what's over here is a noise so loud That some can’t hear but on TV I can see Bunches of people lookin’ just like me…