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Fitting for a month dedicated to Cancer Awareness. This includes one of the last performances by Poetic (of Gravdiggaz) shortly before he succumbed to cancer.
feat. Poetic (Gravediggaz)
[The Last Emperor]
1993, shortly before Thanksgivin’
I got the call she say Jamal, Derek is no longer livin
Softly she spoke
Is this a joke?
Man, you gotta be kiddin
As my question was raised this explanation was givin
A meaningless death
Made me question the meaning of life
Does my body remain at rest like when I’m sleeping at night?
Will I burn in eternal hell?
Or will I find paradise?
Be rejected or ressurected like the body of Christ
Is it like purgatory the story described by the Catholics?
Or nirvana that Buddha saw in both theory and practice
Like I studied in my college phillosophy classes
Or do my molecules and atoms travel back to the gases
I mean what I’d like to know
Is wheres my spirit go?
After the curtains close