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T.I.A.
K'naan Lyrics


I hope you got your passports, and vaccine shots.

I take rappers on a field trip any day
They never been opposite real clip anyway
I know where all the looters and the shooters stay
Welcome to the city we call Doomsday.

When niggas is just fried chicken like Tuesday
Oh you from the hood huh, who say?
My Nigerian niggas would call you Pussy
My Somali niggas are quick to grab the uzi

Around here we only bumping Fela Kuti
Tupac, or Bob Marley, Lucky Dube.
So we don't really give a fuck about your groupies
This Is Africa, Hooray.

T.I.A.
(Hooray)
T.I.A.
(Hooray)
T.I.A.
(Hooray)
It means, This Is Africa
(Hooray)

You don't know how hard it is here
The streets is tricky in these parts here
You don't know how hard this is here
The streets need this shit here

You don't know how hard it is here
The streets is tricky in these parts here
You don't know how hard this is here
The streets need this shit here

I walk rappers through the Killa woods any day
They never been opposite real goons anyway
I know all the tricky sticky icky alley ways
Welcome to the continent of Holidays (Africa)

Where Holidays quickly turn to hell days
Stars fall quicker than box of shell case
No Bill Gates, No PCs
Why you cats debating, acting and faking these days

I deliver what they need like milk crates
I learned from the deadly streets no regrets
And I wasn't ever looking for street cred
But these streets bred me to be street safe

It's no secret we know how to squeeze lead
But the Pre-set is not to have to squeeze it
Used to be at peace but now we using T-Shirts
And it reads RIP cause the peace dead

When I walk through the slums like (Nomane?)
Little children say K'naan (Bumaye ?)
The rap game just got itself a new day
This is Africa, Hooray.

T.I.A.
(Hooray)
T.I.A.
(Hooray)
T.I.A.
(Hooray)
It means, This Is Africa

You don't know how hard it is here
The streets is tricky in these parts here
You don't know how hard this is here
The streets need this shit here

You don't know how hard it is here
The streets is tricky in these parts here
You don't know how hard this is here
The streets need this shit here

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: BRIAN WEST, KEINAN WARSAME, BOB MARLEY

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Michael Young History

Ten years later and this song is still banging

Legit sports 4

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Katastrophe

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Emily Patricia Garcia Canals

This is one of the song from my childhood, my father introduced it to me along with Michele Jackson, it has been stuck in my head and just today he put it once again. I finally got the name of it again. I’m so happy

OG

Childhood memories for sure 😂♥️

Svleh _

this song never gets old man and the editing is just sum else!

Ahmad

I've loved this song from the moment I started hearing it, but when I say the eagle of the Egyptian flag in the video it took my admiration for this song to the next level. Cause even after all the neglect my country has given to all African countries over the year, especially to Sudan and Somalia, they still have it in their hearts to call us apart of their struggles. The people of Africa, must have the biggest hearts ever.

LD Schultz

i know people throw the word underrated around a lot... but k'naan is underrated

Stephen Stephen

k'naan is the best singer of the world.❤❤❤

Mamoet12

@Cabdishakur Cabdi. what wrlg with that

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