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Armed And Dangerous

by One World Tribe

Armed with Hip Hop, OWT gets Dangerous on Reggae, World Beat, Funk and Latin, bringing knowledge and entertainment to the people.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Political Rap
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Do You Have A Plan?
3:26 album only
2. Queen
4:26 album only
3. Baba Simba
4:45 album only
4. Lockdown
6:21 album only
5. Tropical Love
3:38 album only
6. Yagnimone Mama M'Bamba
9:20 album only
7. Inner City War
4:05 album only
8. Get On the Floor
6:17 album only
9. Ghetto
4:24 album only
10. Pure MC
3:37 album only
11. Marcus Garvey
4:59 album only
12. 4-20 | Liberation Day
5:19 album only
13. Imagine
5:18 album only


Album Notes
What they\'re saying about ARMED AND DANGEROUS:

\"On its new CD, \'Armed and Dangerous,\' One World Tribe sounds fresh, contemporary, vital.\"

\" intoxicating, percolating stew...\"

\"Well produced and at times lyrically pointed...\"Armed and Dangerous\" finds One World Tribe making world music that matters, music with conscience and heart.\"

(see articles below)


ARMED with DANGEROUS questions, ideas, knowledge, facts, instructions

ARMED for DANGEROUS times, lies, fears, cults, leaders, followers, laws

ARMED and DANGEROUS, ready to fight: confusion, Babylon, judgement, obstruction, paranoia, division, greed


It\'s all in the lyrics.
Join us for a set, and listen...if you dare.


We are One World Tribe and you are One World Tribe, and that is the human family


Confusion is the enemy
Do you have a plan?
When the beast come, will you stand?
Will you rise?
Will you fight again?

As long as the people continue to fight
This generation will never unite

Music is the weapon of choice

Queen...for the sistas

Oprah for president

A queen brings a power to you, beyond true

Babylon is falling Jah say

Baba Simba say remember

Give thanks and praise to Jah
Jah Jah give the weapon of truth

Remember the struggle
We are still fighting
Purge yourself from the wickedness
Don\'t forget our story

Are you ready for the lockdown?
Don\'t get ready
I\'ll never be ready for the lockdown

We\'re under attack from out there, so
How come it\'s us that\'s been gettin\' the stare?

Trusted protectors who rule by consensus
All acting with honor to save the defenseless
This is what could be, is not, but what would be
If law wasn\'t just some list of what should be

Instead law protects money, power, position
And triggers old fears into docile submission

Protect us and serve us; now here comes the glock
But who will protect us from the judgement crock?

Knowledge of self takes the place of the fear

The province of peace is the Father AND Mother

To keep us from God by invoking His name
And replace Her with judgements is ultimate shame
It\'s to teach us to fear us, it\'s to keep us all bound
It\'s to get us all ready...for the lockdown

They said we\'d always be in jail, just minus the bars

Justice, Just Us, All people beware
Catch a case where the cop judge ain\'t playin\' fair
Lockdown, am I just a number?
Name\'s not Stevie, but I still wonder

Closer to God, God was closer
We was all supposed to...

Propaganda, Mis-information
Brianwash the masses, divide the races
These are the weapons of a quiet war
The weapons of silence, the weapons of violence

The war on terror? you\'re under survailance

Remember the struggle, remember those who bled
They killed Fred Hampton while he slept in bed

The elite will govern without consent
Waging a war on freedom, a war on dissent

Are you ready for the lockdown?

We no free to roam in our country
We no free to roam in our city
We no free to cross country border
Them preparing for the New World Order

Organize your block
Protect community, take care \'what you got

Inner City War - The people, dem\'a fight every day
Another youth get gun spray

?In...morning? you come around
Kill my people dem all about
Tell my people they must go down
You wanna take over my town
Let me tell you this, you, mister Big Mon
I will never let you take away my homeland
Never will you take it

Ghetto - you know where you are when you
Get to - the very first corner of the
Ghetto - no matter where I go I\'ll never
Let Go - grow and go away but stay
Ghetto - spinners on the hub caps, tryin\' to
Get To - make a million dollars in the
Ghetto - my momma\'s baby\'s daddy\'s from the
Ghetto - everywhere I go there\'s a

You get streched for nothing, cops swear everybody\'s up to something
Funny \'cause you probably is, stacking dough, taking care of the kids
On the streets there are flowers there, with a picture so you can stare
Into the eyes of a mother\'s son, and we know that he died too young
Everybody finds a way to deal, Lord, you know it\'s real
The only way it\'s gonna change, is if people re-arrange the game
To every \'hood out there, rep\'ing ghettos everywhere
Coming from a ghetto child who they said would never make it out of the ghetto

We cannot settle for blocks you can hear shots echo in the ghetto
Raising our sons and daughters to be respectful to their moms and father we in the ghetto
Where it\'s hard, but you\'re gonna make it \'cause you\'re walking with God again
Got the \'hood in my veins, feeling good, got you feeling my pain, staying ghetto

What makes up water? is it your mother or your father?

I\'m like water, I\'m the pure MC
I\'m like water, I\'m always going home

If tears are reality, water is a dream

Rise up
One aim, one destiny, one love

We shall ask and demand, expect of the world a free Africa
We have decided because of our strength and faith in Jah that we can teach the world the truth
Do unto others as they do unto you
We are descended of suffering people who have decided to suffer no more
We shall rally of the millions, plant the flag of freedom, nation to nation, shore to shore

Ethiopia is the land of our Fathers
Just as the winds gather suddenly, Rasta Children will come Rushing To Thee
Let Afrika be free
Let Afrika be free

Hip Hop Reggae - where it all came from

A war on drugs? I think it\'s a war on you and me my brother

The war on drugs is a war on people
The war on drugs is a terrorist war

The whole damn drug war is manufactured
For profit, fear and attention captured

Banker Mellon, with nephew Anslinger in tow
Gave the means of production to corporate control
They knew hemp could free us from all this dependence
From oil, synthetics, to wood, we could end this

Mad mad Texans in the Capitol area
Excessive force in the midst of hysteria
Tony Martinez, 19 and unarmed
Shot dead while sleeping, not doing no harm
West Coast, Modesto California ghusto
SWAT kills 11-year-old Alberto
Sepulvida. stray bullet? accidental?
Some funky new breed of kind and gentle
A thousand points of fright from Royals
Who lie, steal and kill in the name of oil
Keep the whole world addicted to their brand of fuel
While governments wink and pretend to duel
Now we got ourselves a little war on terror
But once again the government\'s in moral error
Tried to say headz bombed the World Trade Towers
Just a bald-faced lie from a gang of cowards

The real villian here is the drug prohibition
Who\'s advocates ought to be jailed for sedition
A markup of 1,700 percent
Spreads the profit around, lets corruption ferment

Darryl Gates and Carlton Turner said to kill us with a gun
A police chief and a drug czar; it\'s enough to make you run
\'Cause you know there\'s others out there, still in power, still in hate
Using arguments not based in fact, like ganja is a gate
But if they didn\'t want weed to be a gateway drug
They\'d change the laws that put it in the hands of thugs

Are you down with 4-20? then follow that money
\'Cause the only way to change it is to tell somebody

If the DEA doesn\'t care about your money
Tell me what are all the siezures for?

Let\'s do something for the world, y\'all
For every boy and girl, y\'all
Young people of the world stand tall
Let the voice of the future be heard, y\'all

When every child has food to eat
And every head, a bed to sleep
Then maybe God\'s work will be done

Imagine the world as it should be
All the colors within in harmony
Just like the rainbow in the sky

When there are no more soldiers left to fight
When there\'s no more bombs to split the night
Then maybe we can live in peace
When every man and woman is free
When we live in a world of possibility
Then through the eyes of God we\'ll see
With just the power of a smile
You send a message to a child
Someday there soon a change will come

Imagine the rainbow in the sky
Imagine spreading love eight miles high


Armed and Dangerous is One World Tribe\'s third CD, released in the fall of 2008. In keeping with the diverse musical styles and influences coming together in the group, this CD uses Hip Hop as the connection between songs that have Reggae, Funk, Latin, and World Beat underpinnings, as well as straight-ahead Hip Hop.

Hip Hoppers include Preach Freedom, Dyce, Buju, chelaBOP, DJ Chilly J, Kingpin, Xodous, King Tappa, and Slice the Mic Snatcha. Each delivers club-tested, club-approved rhymin\' featuring positivity, consciousness and knowledge, as well as some Ol\' Skool for your head.

From the balls-to-the-wall Do U Have a Plan? to the hopeful Imagine, each cut moves you with OWT\'s trademark grooves, tight vocals, and soaring solos. Tribe\'s patented solid rhythm is ever-present, keeping the CD as eminently danceable as the last two.

One World Tribe is still a band with a message, delivering conscious lyric along with its insidious rhythm. Beginning with the meaning of the title, Armed And Dangerous, this CD makes you think while you\'re groovin\'. With a couple of exceptions, every track is topical and filled with the news of the streets. While much of that news can be disturbing if heard outside such jamming music, OWT offers up knowledge, solutions, and hope.

If you are a hate-mongering, racist hawk who believes in separation between peoples, class wars and intolerance, this is not the CD for you. If you are fed up with all the reasons why we CAN\'T get along, then grab a copy of Armed and Dangerous and hear some reasons why we CAN.


1. Do You Have A Plan? - R. Williams
2. Queen - K. Lucas, C. Lewis, B. Cissiko, K. Thompson
3. Baba Simba - R. Williams
4. Lockdown - F. Singer, K. Thompson, J. Norton, R. Williams
5. Tropical Love - K. Lorya, M. Joseph, K. Prince; Track programmed by D. Jackson
6. Yagnimone Mama M\'Bamba - R. Williams, M. Diagne, K. Thompson, F. Singer, R. Sylla
7. Inner City War - K. Lorya
8. Get On The Floor - K. Thompson, C. Lewis, E. Lozada
9. Ghetto - R. Williams, R. Scott, Vic S.
10. Pure MC - J. Norton, K. Thompson; Track programmed by D. Jackson
11. Marcus Garvey - R. Williams
12. 4-20 | Liberation Day - F. Singer
13. Imagine - K. Thompson D. Jackson


Kennedy Thompson - Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion
Preach Freedom - Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion
Baba Raymond Sylla - Percussion
Ringo Brill - Percussion
Mark Collichia - Drums
Mike Chin - Bass Guitar, Guitar
Kenny Hollis - Guitar
Frank Singer - Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals
Lauren Hughes - Background Vocals
Kristen Lee - Background Vocals
Dynamq - Vocals
Chilly J - MC

Additional Musicians:
Liz Crews - Vocals
Duane Jackson - Vocals, Lead Vocal on \"Imagine\"
Enrique Lozada - Vocals
M\'Baya Rama Diagne - Vocals, Djembe, Talking Drum
Julio & Jason Quezada - Vocals, Spanish Guitars
Jessie \"Norby\" Gavin - Drums
Matty Walker - Percussion
Berry King - Talk Box

Brian Hannah - Trumpet
Allen Zurcher - Alto & Soprano Sax
Steve Backlowski - Tenor and Bari Sax
Chris Dempsey - Trombone
Sloan Ludwig - Trombone

The Imagine Kid Kwire is:
Makaila Chrzanowski
Natasha Andrews
Cornasia Blue
Alyssa Baldoff
Tyandra Porter

Produced by One World Tribe
Assistant Producer - Duane \"Sugaman\" Jackson
Engineered by - Shawn Hammer & Randy Hetherington
Artwork - Matty Walker
Executive Producer - The Kingpin for Billionaire Records

Recorded at Midtown Recording Studio

This album is dedicated to the mamory of Mark V. Marchant, OWT founding member



Willie Thompson for keeping us afloat all these years
Brad Amidon for keeping the scrolls
Mary Connerty Singer for writing the grant that kade this album possible
Momma Charlene, Baba Simba, Kmal Fields, Curtis WIlliams, Brian Kristy and the whole Buffalo krew for your continued support thru out the years

Special thanks to
M\'Baye Rama Diagne for indroducing us to the music of Senegal so many years ago
Baba Raymond for your continued insight into the African Diaspora, without you where would we be?
Katie West & all the staff at PennPAT that made acquiring the funds for this project a real possibility
Duane \"Sugaman\" Jackson for generously donating your time and ears to making this album sound pro
Matty Walker for making our artwork world class
All of our fans everywhere for making it all possible


This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by the Vira I. Heinz Endowment; the William Peen Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and the Pew Charitable Trust; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation



Preview of CD Release from Dr. Rock of Erie Times News

\'Put it under one roof\'

On its new CD, \'Armed and Dangerous,\'
One World Tribe sounds fresh, contemporary, vital.

Preview by Dave Richards
Staff Writer

They played their first show 14 years ago, an eternity in today\'s here-today, long-gone-tomorrow pop world. So how in the world does One World Tribe sound so fresh, vital, and contemproary on the just-released \"Armed and Dangerous,\" their first CD in seven years?

The 13-track release takes a more hip hop-centric approach than their previous CDs, with rap-styled vocals on nearly every cut.

They marry those vocals to a global musical village of melodies and beats that encompasses reggae, Aro-pop, jazz, samba, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, and other musical styles.

The result is an intoxicating, percolating stew that\'s not as dense or percussion-heavy as earlier OWT but brighter and airer. Band leader Kennedy Thompson says they were anxios to take hip-hop on an around-the-world journey.

\"We\'re just trying to take some different flavors that people may not be used to having mixed in with hip-hop and bring it together, which is our whole thing: One World Tribe. Put it under one roof.

\"Hip-hop and world music,\" he said, \"It\'s a whole new frontier,\" he added.

One World Tribe, which features from seven to 12 members at any gig, includes five core members from the beginning: Thompson, vocalist Preach Freedon, guitarists Kenny Hollis and Frank Singer, and bassist Mike Chin. As other members have come in, they\'ve added entrancing new flavors.

\"When Kennedy came in - we call him Dynamq - he brought a more youthful influence,\" Thompson said. \"He\'s locked into what\'s happening with hip-hop and the dance hall.\"

Then there\'s Buju, a native of Senegal, with a thick patois.

\"He\'s Senegalese, but he\'s a 22-year-old cat and he\'s down with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre,\" Thompson said.

So is MC Chilly J, a longtime hip-hop DJ on Saturdays at WERG-FM.

\"When you\'ve got a Senegalese drummer [M\'Baye Rama Diagne] next to a guy from Jersey next to a cat from Detroit next to a guy from the streets of Erie, you\'re going to have a mix,\" said Singer, a veteran of Erie\'s jazz scene.

Thompson says One World Tribe\'s residencies in schools help them stay in touch with younger music fans and their tastes. And staying musically fresh and current is paramount for Thompson.

\"I don\'t want One World Tribe to ever wind up being somebody\'s mom\'s band,\" he said. \"I want to be relevent to all ages. The great artists are always relevent, like Bob Marley and Carlos Santana.\"

Some \"Arned and Dangerous\" songs - such as the warm, bouyand \"Tropical Love\" - make use of I Three-like harmonies. On the other side is \"Queen,\" with a chant-like Middle Eastern vocal. The CD also showcases the band\'s chops, especially on the 9-minute \"Yagnimone.\"


Review of CD Release from Dr. Rock of Erie Times News

One World Tribe, \"Armed and Dangerous.\" Three and a half stars.

Erie\'s One World Tribe plunges heavily into hip-hop on \"Armed and Dangerous,\" its first CD in seven years, but with a twist. They meld rap-style vocals by Preach, chelaBOP, BuJu, and MC Chilly J. to a global melange of melodies and beats, which lends the CD an exotic, esoteric air. Along the way, they visit Africa, Jamaica, Latin America, and even the Middle East on \"Queen.\"

Madness-styled opener \"Do U Have a Plan?\" gets things off to a supercharged start with a peppy horn chart and its call to rise above violence. You could see belly dancers groovin\' to \"Queen\" with its smooth, hypnotizing air. Both \"Baba Simba\" and \"Tropical Love\" have an infectious, soothing reggae lilt, and benefit from rich female harmones. A spare, itchy funk pulse drives the issue-driven \"Lock Down,\" while the hopeful closing song \"Imagine\" aims for the soul grandeur of heritage artists such as Marvin Gaye or Stevie Wonder.

But the centerpiece is \"Yagnimone,\" a 9-minute cut that blends African percussion, chanting, and breezy smooth jazz. With rippling keys, insistent drums, and soaring horns all taking turns in the spotlight, \"Yagnimone\" showcases the band\'s pure musicality.

Well produced and at times lyrically pointed -- \"Four Two Zero\" questions who\'s the real target of the war on drugs -- \"Armed and Dangerous\" finds One World Tribe making world music that matters, music with conscience and heart.

Dr. Rock, Erie Times-News


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