A Black Girl's Worth

by HIPHOPMOMMA Princess Best Speaks

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HIPHOPMOMMA, Princess Best Speaks (artist formerly known as "Princess of Controversy) , introduces the new song entitled, “A Black Girl’s Worth.” The song is directed to young black girls and raises awareness about their health and culture. Deeply affected by the tragic disappearance of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd, the unthinkable suicide of 6-year old Kendrea Johnson, the careless murder of 7-year old Aiyana Jones, the kidnapping of 300+ girls from Chibok Nigeria, the murder of 19-year old Renisha McBride, the cover-up of murder and rape of Lavena Johnson and countless other stories of our girls,HIPHOPMOMMA brings visibility to some of the most important topics regarding black girls and women that go under-reported, under-researched or unlearned. Princess Best Speaks uses hip-hop and theater to shed light on the disproportionate prevalence of fibroids and other reproductive and health concerns among black women that have become an epidemic over generations, and highlights untold stories of important black female figures in history.

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A Black Girl's Worth

I'm a rebel, I'mma I'mma rebel
I'mma rebel like Henrietta Lacks cells
I'm a rebel, I'mma I'mma rebel
I'mma rebel like the soul of Ida B. Wells

What's a black girls worth these days, I can't tell
Tossed like a Lost penny in a wishing well
Facing rape cases on a regular basis, black girls go missing, no one even looks for traces
Molestation, a constant conversation
Your silence kills and repeats with generations
AND generations, this is no sensation
This occurs every day out and day in
Pad to the pen, time restore order
Ink is loaded for protection of our daughters
We get shot on porches, no one goes straight to jail
Hijacking our wombs for reproductive cells
Take 60 years to tell, be like sorry, oh well
But you birthed a billion babies off one black female

I'mma give Em hell, ooh I'm 'bout to tell
Break these girls free like Assata's cell

I'm a rebel, I'mma I'mma rebel
I'mma rebel like Henrietta Lacks cells
I'm a rebel, I'mma I'mma rebel
I'mma rebel like the soul of Ida B. Wells

What's a black girls worth, these days I can't tell
Tossed like a Lost penny in a wishing well
Broken rib cages, on military bases
Acid on vagina, to cover up the traces
Homeless and hungry, trying to get a job
Arrested for leaving your kids in the car
At graduation, feeding your baby girl
Your pictures' shamed around the Internet world
50 shades of shady, coming for first lady
Criticized for her side on health of black babies
Let me retell - retell HERSTORY as we know it
The magic of the melanin, well they're scared to show it
Let me BE well-B.-WELL, lock the cell on Eugenics
'Cause black girl sickness is welfare's dependent

I'mma give Em hell, ooh I'm bout tell
Break these girls free like Lauryn Hills cell

I'm a rebel, I'mma I'mma rebel
I'mma rebel like Henrietta Lacks cells
I'm a rebel, I'mma I'mma rebel
I'mma rebel like the soul of Ida B. Wells

What's a black girls worth these days I CAN tell
Like the gloss of a Lost penny that you found well
Sacred sister spaces, building up her basis
Filling in the blanks where there missing pages
Forming foundations, raising up nations
Birthing the Earth, leading with information
Time Out for patience, our girls are waiting
Godot ain't coming, Masai tribe, fade in
No need for makeup, our makeup is our armor
Backed by a pack of corporate bosses AND baby mama's
This 'cheah is no drama, 'dis auction block karma
The best thing you've seen since you voted for Obama
Organized sisters proper, giving you that "agua"
Awaken to your power in this here final hour

I'mma give hell, ooh I'm 'bout to tell
Break these girls free, return them to themselves
I'mma give hell, ooh I'm 'bout to tell
BREAK THESE GIRLS FREE, RETURN THEM TO THEMSELVES

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released April 23, 2015
Written by: Princess Best
Produced by: DJ Monty with the Dope Sound
Recorded/Mixed/Mastered: Mousai House

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HIPHOPMOMMA Princess Best Speaks Washington, D.C.

Princess Best is a multi-faceted artist who has dedicated her many talents to advocating for the enhancement leadership, health & communication of young girls and women through hip-hop theater, storytelling & public speaking.

Formerly known as the hip-hop ARTIVIST Princess of Controversy; she has released two music albums entitled Soul Hop & Personal Messenger.

FMI: www.princessbestspeaks.com
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