Selfie King

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Introducing the world famous autobiographer, news paper publisher, public speaker and the most photographed American of the 19th century…Frederick Douglass

You see my suit it costs some dough
Fresh and clean, don’t you know?
I need a crown for this photo
So let me pick out my fro
Selfie king Pick out my fro
Selfie king Pick out my fro
Selfie king Pick out my fro
Selfie king Pick out my fro

I see you wanna floss on the gram get a little fame with your little phone
I’m the 1800’s freshest in the land let me tell you the kind of selfie game I was on
America’s most popular
I mean for real
Best selling autobiographer
Words pay the bills
Giving racist insomnia
House on the hill
Self taught lexicographer
That means I’ve got word skills
Flexing for the photographer
Black and white stills
That’s how we do it in Anacostia
With the old school ice grill



Cashing speaking fees, royalties and federal checks/
My sons a civil war vet, name one president that I haven’t met,
Could be at an all white function (not talking clothes) breaking necks
Slim, I'm on the front porch listening to string quartets/
It’s confidence not arrogance
From South East most famous resident
More famous than the president
Look at the picks if you want evidence
Took advantage of every opportunity
Despite what racist tried to do to me
Ambassador to Haiti the US recruited me
I got real diplomatic immunity



Yes, I’m a free man, think you stopping one of my plans
Punishment is Severe, will knock you out where you stand
Slave owners read my book; my haters are my biggest fans
Overseers could read braille still can’t see me with the hands
Think you flexing on’em hard, showing off with bravery
Flexed in so many pics with the squad they tried to send me back to slavery
There’s one thing that got me trippin' like Amerie
Are you everything your pictures of you claim to be?
I was the speaker that they came to see
No one had more acclaim than me
No one had a bigger name than me,
No one alive at the time had more fame than me
Not a player no ones in the same game as me
Everyone posed looking aimlessly
I stared in the camera shamelessly
So you can see that no ones taming me



from Baba Got BARS, released August 3, 2019
Written, performed, produced, recorded and mixed by Bomani Armah


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Baba Bomani Washington, D.C.

Baba Bomani, aka the Watermelon man has been using hip-hop, poetry and multi-media disciplines to teach fun and informative workshops with all ages from kindergarteners to graduate students for well over 15 years Bomani . Here you can find his hip-hop music for kids as well as teaching materials showing students the writing process through hip-hop! ... more

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