American Fiend

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My attempt to turn on a light in the conscious of the people to understand that the true value and wealth of human beings is not measured by material wealth. It's in a format that is easily palatable with bonus tracks for those that download it and it is a value for the time of any listener. Spread the word... Soul is... Beautiful!

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released February 21, 2014

Written, Composed and Performed by Kelechukwu Brnfre for Headfone Hustlas Productions

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Track Name: American Fiend
[Verse 1:]
I was a fiend before I became a teen
I was addicted to television, bad food and ice cream
My people procrastinators so when hip-hop was originated
We fitted like pieces of puzzles, complicated
Someone grabbed the mic and tried to say, "Free ‘em all!"
They tried to diminish the movement
And say that it was too small
Better stay cool, because if you get upset
They put a hole in your leaders, pull the plug, then they jet
Back to they lab... unless there is land to grab
So then I add all the lies I had
One after the other one, then they make another one
To promote the opposite then ask if the brothers are done
They keep you craving like you fiend for your nicotine
As you smoking your cigarettes, you know what I mean?
Its enraging, lock us up in cages and
Don't it sound amazing 'cause every crime is made up and
Built all around all of your addictions,
Magnetized by your mixing
Vocals, vocabulary, your verses, you're stuck in
Capitalism is draining you and no one is erupting,
Ghettos overflowing, unemployment gradually growing
Everything is written in code, so it can coin-
cide, in your thoughts to guide,
In all 50 states they hide
The invincible, American Fiend, look at them
Spreading the word, 'cause its in
E-F-F-E-C-T
Smoothly operating in all your deficiencies,
But back to the problem, you gotta habit,
You can't solve it, silly rabbit
The prescription is propaganda that's so thorough when
You fiend for America like herion
Oh say as the base kicks, you need a fix
Give you a gauge and alcohol that don’t mix
Give you weed to keep you in a mood or is it a state of
unawareness? Beware, it gets greater!
A menace to the world, a lethal weapon
Will assassinate any of the people that’s repping
You see a part of them that you never seen
When you fiending for America… you American fiend...

[Verse 2:]
After 12, we worse than a Gremlin
Force Fed us pop-hop ‘til we stop trembling
The thrill of suspense is intense and you’re horrified
Playing in all of the cinemas; this "Tale From the Darkside",
By any means necessary, they do what has to be done
Public Education here they come....
Remove the music from the schools and censor all material...
Like a grand imperial
It's a must that they bust any movement you're into see,
Oppressions inherited, it's runs in the family
They write the laws that break the bull's back,
If that don't slow 'em up, then they shoot ‘em in the back .
They looking for a reason to let off, you should of kept off
You didn't get the message to... step off!
Ladies and Gentleman, You're about to see
Any anti-elitist about to be
Taken into maximum, locked up in packs see,
I'm Hype and you a hyperchrondriac
Going to hell with no antidote,
Free dumb you can smoke like its dope
You're trying to move away
But you can't, cause you're broke
Poor people all cracked up, you should have backed up
For those who act up shall be more than smacked up
Any entertainer, the industries a torture chamber
One on one with only money as a remainder!
So close your eyes and hold your breath,
And I'm a hit'cha wit this blow of death
Before you go, you'll remember who you seen
Whore for America as American fiend

The American fiend...

© Kelechukwu Brnfre
Track Name: The Bridge Reprise
[Verse1:]
Gotta trust your first mind
And stay on your grind
Sights a gift from God for women
So plenty men blind
Delivered by deceivers
To the alter of poverty
The author of confusion
By your foolish authority
Just because she get naked
Don’t mean she tell you the truth
They laugh at your destruction
Welcome competition
Confuse him too
Maybe y’all could kill each other
So she could move to another
Laying undercover
Lying undercover
Smile when it’s discovered
When you met her she was cheating
And you thought she could be trusted
Falling off your square
Because she swear that she cares
As sure as I’m a writer
She ain’t nothing but a liar
Using her body as a broker
To take her up higher
Now your life is like hell fire
The gods don’t do excuses
Or tolerate loosing
Get yourself together sun…

I guess the bridge is falling

[Verse 2:]
Ones have to wake up
And take up space
On all opponents
And your hardest competition Is always yourself
Why I gotta take you to the river
And beg you to drink
Bring you lessons from the books
Then beg you to think
Beg you to fight
Like life aint a reason for light
All you life lived in darkness
Now you recite
The most ridiculous lyrics
From the most remedial songs
Underutilize your brain
Now your thinking is wrong
Your seeds all confused
Cause you singing they songs
You whole demonstration
A misinterpretation
I remember when the music
Use to have a message
4 minutes and some seconds
Were full of plenty lessons
The people gained the blessings
Of the universal laws
As we manifest them
The lessons we gave
On how not to be a slave
Now you mis-educated
And happy in they chains?

I guess the bridge has fallen

[Verse 3:]
They motivated by money
And money is based on nothing
The people used to mean something
Now the youth are disconnected
That’s why the planet
Disrespect them
Teach them to be silent
Unless the projecting
Everything is o.k.
No matter what child died today
The overall message is OBEY
A lesson from an ol’ Bey
Circle 7 all day
UNIA NOI BPP
The Black Arts Movement
Anything for our people’s improvement
Has now been excluded
And it’s reflected in our music
Are the people that empty
To simply lay down their crown
It’s all upside down
In every damn town
They ashamed to be Black
It’s a natural fact
Look at how we act
The odds have always been stacked
But this has never been
The way that we react…
I guess the bridge is falling

© Kelechukwu Brnfre
Track Name: Food Is A Drug Reprise
[Verse 1:]
Food is a drug
And everybody addicted
And what you can afford is never nutritious
FDA act like
They don’t like your sickness
All health insurance
Is just big business
Most people obese
With some illness
We living in a time
When food is killing us
More deadly than our violence
And the people stay silent

[Verse 2:]
They probably got the itus
After they dollar meal
Poor people feeding their children
What they can afford
They sponsor church events
As if the Lord endorses
Or God would be eating
You’ve got to understand
The process of the profits
To keep the people sick
Keeps them in a bad place
And increases their faith
With nothing but hope
Food is the biggest dope

[Verse 3:]
Soul food in specific
Needs its own clinic
And it tastes so good
Hardening your arteries
Fatting your body
With butter and sugar
And it’s not illegal
Just a covert way
To kill poor people
And it’s hard to get
Anyone to listen
Ever think why
They don’t serve
Soul Food in their prisons

[Verse 4:]
That industrial complex
Needs their workers healthy
Only place in America
Health care is provided
Taxpayers tripping
Over paying for a war
When most poor places
Is a food oasis
You can’t have a strong nation
Buying milk at gas stations
Junk food and candy
Making fiends out of your babies
Then they look at me
Like what I’m saying is crazy

[Verse 5:]
I’ve been a food junky
My whole life in rehab
As I stay healthy
They say
I don’t know what I’m missing
But it’s hypertention
Stroke or death
They act like it’s nothing
Say that got to die from something
Food the #1 reason for their illness
But most people o.k. to die
From their own ignorance
Welcome to American
Where we kill our citizens


[Verse 6:]
Suicide is legal
As long as you pay your taxes
Alcohol and tobacco
Are sold with warnings
But what’s most deadly
Is what you eat every morning
And how you train your children
To eat in the same fashion
Junk food is a treat
It keeps the children sedated
When you come home
From working a job you hate
You keep the house silent
With all the food you all ate

[Verse 7:]
24-7
They push it through commercials
All in the movies
Through radio and video
They say they’ve served more beef
Than there are cows in existence
And not one time does anyone question it
They say they mix it with soy
To help preserve it
If you eating
What you don’t know
Then you deserve it
Cause if we stop and think about it
We all get nervous

[Verse 8:]
Food is a drug
And everybody addicted
And what you can afford is never nutritious
FDA act like
They don’t like your sickness
All health insurance
Is just big business
Most people obese
With some illness
We living in a time
When food is killing us
More deadly than our violence
And the people stay silent

Food is a drug
And everybody addicted

© Kelechukwu Brnfre
Track Name: This Time Out
This Time Out

This time out you can say you were part of something that meant something
You participated in a cosmic venture against a universal wrong
You saw the verdict and did nothing again
But you hurt so you showed your feelings
Hands up to the ceiling (in private)
Followed the rhetoric (in public)
Head nodding
No critical analysis that there is no leadership in the Black Community
That Sharpton is very dull with no Brown
Jesse is less effective with no King
And every person in the hood is a fool
Especially as they act surprised like there was no King, Amadou or anyone new
Next day, next night, next week, next door or they could be next
I don't want to run or avenge my son
I want to be preventive and stay who I am
On a road to death since I was born
Kiss my babies for me
This time out they already know how much I love them
No one has to tell them my stories I have told them
I have been there
I am no absentee
I have loved them and their families as I love my self
Taken the high road but no shit from anything or any one
Knew better and was not surprised
Just assessed the preparedness of the masses
They did not want to loose their unreal reality tv
Nor did they want to not find out what house wife, ex-wife, ex-woman show would ignore the issue
No one wore any damn hoodies
They would not dare affect their money because their children live
Jay Z says there is no racism
So he is keeping it 100% bullshit as usual
At least he is consistent
Persistent and clear that your level of intelligence can not stop your money
As long as you can pose
Show your smile and keep your people in the fog
Don't quote me because it won't do you any good
This time out before I wrote this it was understood
Overstood and over hoods without hoods
In suits and ties in your face
Politely reminding you it is always NIGGER and never NIGGA
No matter what the whites and arabs you cool with
That say because they poor in the proximity
They use derogatory terms about our ancestry and not theirs
No Spick or Sand Nigger or Sand Nigga, Towel Head etc
Too unorganized to be a terrorist
But you buy their bullshit
And call it art
Like God took a shit and you took it as chocolate
No it is shit
Turds as words like the ones you never said against anything
Just thought it as you angrily walked to your luxury vehicle
And said shit aint that bad for all of us
At least we not slaves
Student loan, credit cards ignored
Gut rehab the new fab cause they don't like your ass is the burbs
Word!
The bias class of yuppies, bubbies, yuckies, buckies.. fuck me
Whatever you call it now
This time out
Everybody knows
Your existence is lower than their pets
Michael Vick got time for betting and abiding on someone killing a dog
This dog killed a boy
After the police told him not to follow him
His ass should have been kicked
Who cares
Its called murder here and every elsewhere
Just this time out
America showed the world
When a black child dies
They don't fucking care...

© Kelechukwu Brnfre
Track Name: Part Of The Walking Dead
(El Gee intro)
If a man die can he live again
I’ve got my atoms even
Back to gardening
Use cheer to clean up your dirty laundry
To be Tied and whisk the past away
Enjoy your new day to make it plain
As long as you learn to be sore
And not soar in your pain
You could, woody would on the wood
But you got to peck away at your past
So you can have the everlasting life that’s promised
By the Most High
You could soar like a dove and clean up with dawn
So you can arrive in an Irish springs
And be very, very, very, very, clean
I brain wash with soap on a rope until I’m
Filled with new thought about what God brought
Can I be the creator by the created
To create something as a producer
So I won’t be consumed by consumerism
And know
That I’m in the bosom of the Most High
And still being breast-fed with His Daily Bread
Trying to get new thought in my head so I
Love the Lord
And I was too fit to be tied
So I had to slow down
And take a ride so I wouldn’t take the dive
I had to loose the losses at all costs







(Kelechukwu body)
My introduction like a suction
Removing my life force for selfish purposes
With my permission
Deceive of our shared vision
A community was my prism
Building our business
On a love we didn’t share was my prison
I created so many bars behind the bars
In the shadow of the spotlight that left scars
And a satisfied crowd
With no knowledge or concern
It’s like who’s turn would be next
To come to take the life out of our set
With no power of creation
The people applauded the imitation
But I was warned and didn’t listen
Saw flashes of the feminine side
Of so many brothers that I assisted
Like my love was sadistic
Work ethic above ethics
But kept the unethical to close to source
Gave a credibility to the un-credible
Incredible that I was not wise enough
To believe my eyes and the evidence
Hold it down by myself open to close
With very little help
In a self-less ness
I was the change I wanted to see
But couldn’t influence a love for self
Shine brighter than the owner ego
And I’ve got to own it
People really don’t love this city like I do
And I should expect and respect that
It’s easier to be
Part of the walking dead
Than to resurrect that



(El Gee outro)
If a man die can he live again
I’ve got my atoms even
Back to gardening
Use cheer to clean up your dirty laundry
To be tied and whisk the past away
Enjoy your new day to make it plain
As long as you learn to be sore
And not soar in your pain
You could, woody would on the wood
But you got to peck away at your past
So you can have the everlasting life that’s promised
By the Most High
You could soar like a dove and clean up with dawn
So you can arrive in an Irish springs
And be very, very, very, very, clean
I brain wash with soap on a rope until I’m
Filled with new thoughts about what God brought
Can I be the creator by the created
To create something as a producer
So I won’t be consumed by consumerism
And know
That I’m in the bosom of the Most High
And still being breast-fed with His Daily Bread
They told me to slow down
Cause I was pressing the speed limit
Trying to get to my natural essence
Like I was reborn in Kemet
If a man die can he live again
But I’m trying to live life and love
To the limit

(Kelechukwu close)
And people really don’t love this city like I do
And I should expect and respect that
It’s easier to be
Part of the walking dead
Than to resurrect that

© Kelechukwu Brnfre
© El Gee
Track Name: Underdog Funk
The Underdog
Went Underground
Until it was understood
That under hats and hoodies
The black brain is being underutilized
To bring about a change
To the chains and images of psychological slavery
That was the undertone
For the undertaking of
Free human beings
And enslaving them
And having them work into
Underdeveloped fields
To bring about a profit under cost
Of course by force
That forged a wedge between the descendants
Of all Americans
That undermines race relations to this day
The pledge may be under God
But it’s definitely divisible
And it’s understated
When we act like its invisible
See racism is as thick as
The sweated matted down hair of
Those that they brought from over there
And yeah
They tried to repair our bonds
By a faulty plan that was under-thought
That brought ex-slaves back into Africa
And displaced Africans
And created divisions that led up to civil war
Under the watch of every humanitarian
Who’s escape was
These countries are sovereign and
Under their own government
Until…
One of these countries shows an interest in
Taking resources from Africa to gain an interest
Under the guise of diplomacy…
Under the gun of police brutality you and I live currently
So much so
We think this is just the way it’s gon’ be
Until we under the ground resting eternally…
Under man’s laws I no longer want to be
That’s why under my seat is where I keep my weapon
And I always tell underage girls to keep on steppin’
You see I’ve
Never went up under a dress except by permission
And under duress there is still some suspicion
If there can ever be some equality for the underpaid
You see…
Under pages of legislation
They lobby words like a hobby
Until the lawmakers become undertakers
For dead end situations under conversation
Saying that the constitution is a living document
Only says that every day this whole country
Our system of governance, our laws, our morality and humanity
Are always under construction
Under the assumption that
If you ever mess with the US
We will kill you
Under our charter of Manifest Destiny
And if you live here and you don’t agree
Then you can be imprisoned
Or put to death for treason
You see under the fullest extent of the law
I’ve seen underhanded tactics
Undercut the investments of the under represented
You see under star, sun and moon
We created life unselfishly
So we never wrote about our beginning
And it seems like the whole planet would be pleased with our ending
And since I understand that
I can’t hand it to you on a platter
So I include it in my subject matter
Because the subject matters
No life on this planet should be taken for granted
Is the underutilized solution for all our fears
That’s why I keep paper under pen for years to add to my legacy
As to why all my tears are dry
See…
We’re all living under the illusion that
We really don’t need each other and that is not true
As long as there is any life here
We’ll have to live it together
Under one umbrella
So “Hail To The Underdog!”
That went underground
Until it was understood
That under hats and hoodies
The black brain is being underutilized
To bring about a change
To the chains and images of psychological slavery
That was the undertone
For the undertaking of
Free human beings
And enslaving them
And having them work into
Underdeveloped fields
To bring about a profit under cost
Of course by force
That forged a wedge between the descendants
Of all Americans
That undermines race relations to this day
“Hail To The Underdog!”
“Hail To The Underdog!”
“Hail To The Underdog!”

© Kelechukwu Brnfre
Track Name: Catastrophic Magnitude
This is going out to
All the people in Haiti
And anybody that ever had to
Overcome any serious
Problems in their life…

The earth shook
The buildings fell
The people trapped
And crushed in their sleep
The children lay
Dead in the street
And those who made it out
Now had no place to stay
No food to eat – nor water
Fathers, mothers, sons and daughters
All helpless
Dependent and interdependent
These proud people
With Dessalines in their genes
Paying for practicing
What the world declared
The slaves revolted and
Took their independence
Made Napoleon
Give up his land in America
Still for a loosing cause
Soon the spirit of the Maroons
Would have to come
But this is a different attack
This did not come from
Someone that hates you
This came by nature
Natural causes
All of these dead from natural causes
A natural disaster area
A catastrophe
Many of us could only see
Through the lens of those on the ground
We could not smell the dead
Rotting in the sun
We could not hear
The screams for help
Nor feel the heat
But we could see the pain
We did understand that
This was beyond serious
Curious as to how anyone there
Could smile, dance or play
Astonished that so many
Were more steadfast in prayer
God must be angry here somewhere
But tell me how else would the world
Even care about
People they never cared about
People they let drown in the ocean
Before they would let them come to shore
Off the make shift boats
That were barely afloat
Surely just the idea that
They would risk their life
To get a better life
Must have shown
Some of the urgency
(Emergency) Emerge And See
Now to give aid
It’s out here in front of the world
Not even the most callous
Can be that shady to
Watch a baby die
And not feel the desperation
But if you’re not Haitian
If you’re not in Haiti
You can turn your T.V. off
Pick and choose to remember
When it’s on the news
Even as I speak
Someone right now seeks shelter
Someone right now needs food
Tell me, how do we help
When it seems Mother Nature
Has an attitude
What will we do to
Help and assist
To resist and persist against this
Catastrophic Magnitude
Still the wonderful smiles
And colors surround
And their spirit will not be
Smothered by their pain
Over 300,000 dead
Over 1 Million homeless
But they still find
A reason to sing
Bring the buckets to
Gather the water and share it
Bring the masses to come see
A people still undefeated
Full of the sounds and dances
Of the future
The worst has passed
The sun still shines
There is much work to do
And no time to complain
Their faith is even stronger
L’Union Fait la Force
Unity makes strength
So it just makes sense that
Haiti will come together again
And show the world the definition
Of independence
And all humanity’s
Need for interdependence
And no magnitude
However catastrophic
Can ever stop this

The world got a lot to learn
From the people in Haiti

© Kelechukwu Brnfre
Track Name: Reflects My Sin
I've come a long way
I've come a long way
I've come a long way
I've come a long way

There's a reason
Why I live
It reflects my sin
It reflects my sin

There's a reason
Why I live
It reflects my sin
It reflects my sin

I've come a long way
I've come a long way
I've come a long way

There's a reason
Why I live
It reflects my sin
It reflects my sin

There's a reason
Why I live
It reflects my sin
It reflects my sin

I've come a long way
I've come a long way
Track Name: Food Is A Drug (Hip Hop)
[Verse 1:]
Food is a drug
And everybody addicted
And what you can afford is never nutritious
FDA act like
They don’t like your sickness
All health insurance
Is just big business
Most people obese
With some illness
We living in a time
When food is killing us
More deadly than our violence
And the people stay silent

[Verse 2:]
They probably got the itus
After they dollar meal
Poor people feeding their children
What they can afford
They sponsor church events
As if the Lord endorses
Or God would be eating
You’ve got to understand
The process of the profits
To keep the people sick
Keeps them in a bad place
And increases their faith
With nothing but hope
Food is the biggest dope

[Verse 3:]
Soul food in specific
Needs its own clinic
And it tastes so good
Hardening your arteries
Fatting your body
With butter and sugar
And it’s not illegal
Just a covert way
To kill poor people
And it’s hard to get
Anyone to listen
Ever think why
They don’t serve
Soul Food in their prisons

[Verse 4:]
That industrial complex
Needs their workers healthy
Only place in America
Health care is provided
Taxpayers tripping
Over paying for a war
When most poor places
Is a food oasis
You can’t have a strong nation
Buying milk at gas stations
Junk food and candy
Making fiends out of your babies
Then they look at me
Like what I’m saying is crazy

[Verse 5:]
I’ve been a food junky
My whole life in rehab
As I stay healthy
They say
I don’t know what I’m missing
But it’s hypertention
Stroke or death
They act like it’s nothing
Say that got to die from something
Food the #1 reason for their illness
But most people o.k. to die
From their own ignorance
Welcome to American
Where we kill our citizens


[Verse 6:]
Suicide is legal
As long as you pay your taxes
Alcohol and tobacco
Are sold with warnings
But what’s most deadly
Is what you eat every morning
And how you train your children
To eat in the same fashion
Junk food is a treat
It keeps the children sedated
When you come home
From working a job you hate
You keep the house silent
With all the food you all ate

[Verse 7:]
24-7
They push it through commercials
All in the movies
Through radio and video
They say they’ve served more beef
Than there are cows in existence
And not one time does anyone question it
They say they mix it with soy
To help preserve it
If you eating
What you don’t know
Then you deserve it
Cause if we stop and think about it
We all get nervous

[Verse 8:]
Food is a drug
And everybody addicted
And what you can afford is never nutritious
FDA act like
They don’t like your sickness
All health insurance
Is just big business
Most people obese
With some illness
We living in a time
When food is killing us
More deadly than our violence
And the people stay silent

Food is a drug
And everybody addicted

© Kelechukwu Brnfre
Track Name: The Bridge Has Fallen (Hip Hop)
[Verse1:]
Gotta trust your first mind
And stay on your grind
Sights a gift from God for women
So plenty men blind
Delivered by deceivers
To the alter of poverty
The author of confusion
By your foolish authority
Just because she get naked
Don’t mean she tell you the truth
They laugh at your destruction
Welcome competition
Confuse him too
Maybe y’all could kill each other
So she could move to another
Laying undercover
Lying undercover
Smile when it’s discovered
When you met her she was cheating
And you thought she could be trusted
Falling off your square
Because she swear that she cares
As sure as I’m a writer
She ain’t nothing but a liar
Using her body as a broker
To take her up higher
Now your life is like hell fire
The gods don’t do excuses
Or tolerate loosing
Get yourself together sun…

I guess the bridge is falling

[Verse 2:]
Ones have to wake up
And take up space
On all opponents
And your hardest competition Is always yourself
Why I gotta take you to the river
And beg you to drink
Bring you lessons from the books
Then beg you to think
Beg you to fight
Like life aint a reason for light
All you life lived in darkness
Now you recite
The most ridiculous lyrics
From the most remedial songs
Underutilize your brain
Now your thinking is wrong
Your seeds all confused
Cause you singing they songs
You whole demonstration
A misinterpretation
I remember when the music
Use to have a message
4 minutes and some seconds
Were full of plenty lessons
The people gained the blessings
Of the universal laws
As we manifest them
The lessons we gave
On how not to be a slave
Now you mis-educated
And happy in they chains?

I guess the bridge has fallen

[Verse 3:]
They motivated by money
And money is based on nothing
The people used to mean something
Now the youth are disconnected
That’s why the planet
Disrespect them
Teach them to be silent
Unless the projecting
Everything is o.k.
No matter what child died today
The overall message is OBEY
A lesson from an ol’ Bey
Circle 7 all day
UNIA NOI BPP
The Black Arts Movement
Anything for our people’s improvement
Has now been excluded
And it’s reflected in our music
Are the people that empty
To simply lay down their crown
It’s all upside down
In every damn town
They ashamed to be Black
It’s a natural fact
Look at how we act
The odds have always been stacked
But this has never been
The way that we react…
I guess the bridge is falling

© Kelechukwu Brnfre