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  1. We Are Young Gifted & Black

    NINA REVISITED: A Tribute to Nina Simone

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  2. We Are Young Gifted & Black Song Lyrics

    Young, gifted, and black
    To be young, gifted, and black
    Young, gifted, and black
    To be young, gifted, and black

    To be young, gifted, and black and own it
    It's more than a moment
    It's like the sun rose, took ya donut
    Before we was trappin', we was trapped in
    Sun in the whips kissin' our black skin
    Strange fruit hanging, smell the jasmine
    Roger Coletrane, listen to jazz then
    Back then
    We came with names like James, Fatima, Nina, King, Dreamer, Redeemer of the people
    Songs for the Hebrew, original, spiritual content
    You can smell it when it's God sent
    We keep it movin' everyday, we the target
    The young, gifted, and black on the market
    'Cause of that we pay with our lives
    Or either catch the charges, but yo
    The goddess is the gods is
    Young, gifted, and black

    Young, gifted, and black
    To be young, gifted, and black
    Young, gifted, and black
    To be young, gifted, and black

    Mississippi got down
    Ferguson got down
    Staten Island got down
    Baltimore got down
    America, damn
    I tell you who I am
    But you don't understand
    Cross the waters I swim
    Son and daughters of the land
    Yeah we the black sheep, but you slaughterin' the lamb
    You try to silence but your sirens, sounds of violence,
    Do nothing but provide us
    Evolution of revolution, retribution that's due us
    The old ways of the US, it ain't the new us
    Tell 'em we the stars, they can't shoot us
    Prisoners of wars, you can no longer recruit us
    Salvation is due us
    Even before we came, God knew us
    God knew us
    Yeah, God know us

    Young, gifted, and black
    To be young, gifted, and black
    Young, gifted, and black
    To be young, gifted, and black

    Young, gifted, and black
    To be young, gifted, and black
    Young, gifted, and black
    To be young, gifted, and black

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    Artists

    1. Common & Lalah Hathaway

      Singer

    2. Common

      Singer

    3. Lalah Hathaway

      Singer

    4. Lonnie Lynn

      Music Director

    5. Nina Simone

      Music Director

    6. Irvine Weldon

      Music Director

    7. Robert Glasper

      Music Director

    8. Lonnie Lynn

      Lyricist

    9. Nina Simone

      Lyricist

    10. Irvine Weldon

      Lyricist

    11. Robert Glasper

      Lyricist