PAN AFRICAN THINK TANK VOL. 1

by C.Nichole

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1.
LOVE 03:16
[Verse 1] They always tryna make it seem like you don’t have my back And I don’t have yours but we tell ‘em that it ain’t true They’ve try to tear us a part But we always come back to where we start Bonded from the heart I say I wish that they knew [B-Section] You need to know that No one’s more perfect You need to know that My love you deserve it God did make you Especially Who’s better for us Than you and me [Chorus] They tried to take you from me (take you from me) I came back with ease (ease, with ease) That is L-O-V-E (L-O-V-E) Forever do I cleave (cleave) [Verse 2] No one understands me like you No one gets the pain I’ve gone through Just one look in your eyes I know you’re in-tune With love like yours that’s genuine Compassionate, you’re my best friend You’re my air, my light, my world, my stars, my sun, and my moon [B-Section] [Chorus] [Verse 3] With you I know we gone ride With you I know we’ll win the fight Grass ain’t greener on the other side No lie History has shown and prove Who else comes to my rescue Magnetic fields and gravity ooo [B-Section] [Ad-Libs] You need to know No one’s My love you deserve it yey Especially Who’s better, than you and me [Chorus] [Ad-Libs] Ayeee Our love is bond I know you’re the one Don’t let ‘em tell you what they know They don’t know about us so [Outro] Take you from me Ease, with ease L-O-V-E Cleave
2.
GHETTO 03:37
[Verse 1] Colorful wraps, stocking caps Durags for the fade Seasick with the waves Satin whatever for the braids Locs and cornrows, curls and afros Look at how our hair grows More bounce to the ounce Gravity denounced Shrinkage wild, hold a style, good hair, all around Strands of gold, did you know, natural crown, wear it bold [B-Section] They always try to diss Tell you what it’s not and is Turn around and replicate Then pass it off as a new trend, say They always try to diss Tell you what it’s not and is Turn around and replicate So now you say it’s trendy aye [Chorus] No one can tell you what you’re supposed to be It’s in our culture it’s our ancestry Don’t let ‘em tell you it’s ghetto no no Don’t let ‘em tell you it’s ghetto no no From the rhythm of the beat To the things that we eat From the clothes that we wear To the coils in our hair Don’t let ‘em tell you it’s ghetto no no Don’t let ‘em tell you it’s ghetto no no [Verse 2] Gold chain, gold hoops It comes from Africa, getting back to the roots Ankara, Bogolan, Kente Steppin’ outside representing for the A Black eyed peas, coffee beans Yams and okra, more seasoning please Rock and roll, Blues and soul, Hip-Hop, Tango Capoeira, Mapouka, Tap and Jazz, Ooo lala [B-Section] [Chorus] [Bridge] Made from the sand of the Motherland Washed in the Nile with my father’s hand Like Mansa Musa I’m so grand Fight like Shaka and Nzinga Educated in Kemet that’s Egypt Influential nomad I’m a Berber [Chorus] [Outro] G-H-E-T-T-O Don’t let them tell you no (no, ghetto) Africa in our soul (Africa in our soul) Watch how our culture glows (go head watch it glow) Yeah, the New Africa
3.
KING 03:34
[Chorus] When the world tries to break you down, you gotta hold ya crown Protectors of our kingdom, hope you know that we’re always proud When you’re feeling weak, we lift you up, we’ll never let you down KING is what you are, gone push us forward, where we headed now When the world tries to break you down, you gotta hold ya crown Protectors of our kingdom, hope you know that we’re always proud When you’re feeling weak, we lift you up, we’ll never let you down KING is what you are, gone push us forward, where we headed now [Verse 1] Roll through with them African kings Come thru yeah they toting big things They never play when it comes to queens It’s a real life Black Lightning [B-Section] How can you shine so bright even in the night How can you make the frail shook with just one look How do you carry all that weight, but you don’t bend don’t break How do you excel even when they pray you fail [Chorus] [Verse 2] Your presence makes the crowd part like the sea So noble with yo integrity Love what cha doing, build yo legacy Went from a chief to a K.I.N.G. [B-Section] [Chorus] [Bridge] Do you hear what they’re signaling The drums are talking to you king Do you hear what they’re signaling The drums are talking to you king Can you hear the drums calling you home You don’t have to roam, reclaim your throne Can you hear the drums calling you home You don’t have to roam, reclaim your throne [Chorus] [B-Section] [Outro] How…how…
4.
REPARATIONS 03:04
[Chorus] I’ma need, need that back All that land, and that cash I’ma need, need that back See my face, me no laugh I’ma need, need that back All the land, and the cash Crops and that livestock too Leave the house on the property move I’ma need, need that back See my face, me no laugh Gold, ivory, no to the rum Gimme, gimme, gimmie, gimme, gimmie some [Verse 1] Shipped us from our own land Built a country and gave us nothin’ Man, damn [B-Section 1] Ya’ll say, that was, your ancestors not you Ok, lets trade, retroact that privilege today You can pull yourselves up by your bootstraps right? We’ll be waiting for to see that it’s a façade, it’s a lie [Chorus] [Verse 2] Sold us as a part of your trade Greedy for money, it still burdens Africa today Wait [B-Section 2] Oh ya’ll, couldn’t think, we wasn’t gon’ Acknowledge the link Mahogany, brass, guns, rum, beads was our worth we see Now ya’ll want us back to help the economy But the power we coulda had, if we never were forced to leave [Chorus] [Bridge] We got some things to talk about don’t be silent now Tryna get our fair cut so what’s up We built countries for free Then gave us scraps to eat Still discriminatory Then tell us for no reason we’re angry, see [Outro] I’ma need, need that back All that land, and that cash I’ma need, need that back See my face, me no laugh [Ad-Libs] We got some things to talk about We got some things to talk about
5.
[Verse 1] They always tryna make it seem like you don’t have my back And I don’t have yours but we tell ‘em that it ain’t true They’ve try to tear us a part But we always come back to where we start Bonded from the heart I say I wish that they knew [B-Section] You need to know that No one’s more perfect You need to know that My love you deserve it God did make you Especially Who’s better for us Than you and me [Chorus] They tried to take you from me (take you from me) I came back with ease (ease, with ease) That is L-O-V-E (L-O-V-E) Forever do I cleave (cleave) [Verse 2] No one understands me like you No one gets the pain I’ve gone through Just one look in your eyes I know you’re in-tune With love like yours that’s genuine Compassionate, you’re my best friend You’re my air, my light, my world, my stars, my sun, and my moon [B-Section] [Chorus] [Verse 3] With you I know we gone ride With you I know we’ll win the fight Grass ain’t greener on the other side No lie History has shown and prove Who else comes to my rescue Magnetic fields and gravity ooo [B-Section] [Ad-Libs] You need to know No one’s My love you deserve it yey Especially Who’s better, than you and me [Chorus] [Ad-Libs] Ayeee Our love is bond I know you’re the one Don’t let ‘em tell you what they know They don’t know about us so [Outro] Take you from me Ease, with ease L-O-V-E Cleave
6.
[Chorus] When the world tries to break you down, you gotta hold ya crown Protectors of our kingdom, hope you know that we’re always proud When you’re feeling weak, we lift you up, we’ll never let you down KING is what you are, gone push us forward, where we headed now When the world tries to break you down, you gotta hold ya crown Protectors of our kingdom, hope you know that we’re always proud When you’re feeling weak, we lift you up, we’ll never let you down KING is what you are, gone push us forward, where we headed now [Verse 1] Roll through with them African kings Come thru yeah they toting big things They never play when it comes to queens It’s a real life Black Lightning [B-Section] How can you shine so bright even in the night How can you make the frail shook with just one look How do you carry all that weight, but you don’t bend don’t break How do you excel even when they pray you fail [Chorus] [Verse 2] Your presence makes the crowd part like the sea So noble with yo integrity Love what cha doing, build yo legacy Went from a chief to a K.I.N.G. [B-Section] [Chorus] [Bridge] Do you hear what they’re signaling The drums are talking to you king Do you hear what they’re signaling The drums are talking to you king Can you hear the drums calling you home You don’t have to roam, reclaim your throne Can you hear the drums calling you home You don’t have to roam, reclaim your throne [Chorus] [B-Section] [Outro] How…how…
7.
[Verse 1] Colorful wraps, stocking caps Durags for the fade Seasick with the waves Satin whatever for the braids Locs and cornrows, curls and afros Look at how our hair grows More bounce to the ounce Gravity denounced Shrinkage wild, hold a style, good hair, all around Strands of gold, did you know, natural crown, wear it bold [B-Section] They always try to diss Tell you what it’s not and is Turn around and replicate Then pass it off as a new trend, say They always try to diss Tell you what it’s not and is Turn around and replicate So now you say it’s trendy aye [Chorus] No one can tell you what you’re supposed to be It’s in our culture it’s our ancestry Don’t let ‘em tell you it’s ghetto no no Don’t let ‘em tell you it’s ghetto no no From the rhythm of the beat To the things that we eat From the clothes that we wear To the coils in our hair Don’t let ‘em tell you it’s ghetto no no Don’t let ‘em tell you it’s ghetto no no [Verse 2] Gold chain, gold hoops It comes from Africa, getting back to the roots Ankara, Bogolan, Kente Steppin’ outside representing for the A Black eyed peas, coffee beans Yams and okra, more seasoning please Rock and roll, Blues and soul, Hip-Hop, Tango Capoeira, Mapouka, Tap and Jazz, Ooo lala [B-Section] [Chorus] [Bridge] Made from the sand of the Motherland Washed in the Nile with my father’s hand Like Mansa Musa I’m so grand Fight like Shaka and Nzinga Educated in Kemet that’s Egypt Influential nomad I’m a Berber [Chorus] [Outro] G-H-E-T-T-O Don’t let them tell you no (no, ghetto) Africa in our soul (Africa in our soul) Watch how our culture glows (go head watch it glow) Yeah, the New Africa

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Pan African Think Tank Vol. 1 introduces you to Tribal Trill, a sound combining Southern American beats with African grooves and percussion. C.Nichole states that, "It's time to bring more positivity to the forefront, more history, more pride, more culture. It’s time to take what our ancestors gave us and use it to uplift and influence the masses and their mindsets in a beneficial way.”

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released February 12, 2021

All songs produced by GHSTKNTE.
“KING” Co-produced by Shawn Lunsford.
“REPARATIONS” Co-Produced by C.Nichole & Shawn Lunsford.

Executive Produced by C.Nichole.

All songs recorded at C.Nichole’s Studio, Dallas, USA.
All songs mixed & mastered by Shawn Lunsford at Sessionworks Studios, DFW.

Art Direction and Design by C.Nichole.
Cover Art drawn by Jess Benjamin-Purmeswar.

C.Nichole appears courtesy of Kensington Music Group.
A&R & Management: Kensington Music Group.

All lyrics written and performed by C.Nichole.
C.Nichole (BMI) published by Choley Chole Publishing (BMI).
© 2021: Lyrics reprinted by permission.

All things C.Nichole at www.CNichole.com
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C.Nichole Dallas, Texas

C.Nichole is an Urban Pop singer-songwriter from Dallas, TX, USA. With the album "Coup d'Etat," the acoustic EP "Acoustically C.Nichole: Coup d'Etat," "Texas Chick" EP, and "Christin SanDiego Vol. 1" EP in her catalog, C.Nichole decided to create the genre Tribal Trill by mixing Southern American beats with African grooves and percussion for "Pan African Think Tank Vol. 1". ... more

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