Just Another Brother Lyrics


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Cobie Powell, Freddie Hubbard, Geoffrey Wilkinson, Mel Simpson
album: Track 5 in album Hand on the Torch
release date: 1993-11-16
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genres: Electronic Hip Hop Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Acid Jazz/Jazzdance/Conscious
length: 3:43
producer: Geoff Wilkinson and Mel Simpson
mixer: Mel Simpson and Geoff Wilkinson
engineer: Mel Simpson
programming: Geoff Wilkinson and Mel Simpson
tenor saxophone: Ed Jones
keyboard: Mel Simpson
sampler: Geoff Wilkinson
other vocals: Kobie Powell
turntable(s): Geoff Wilkinson
soprano saxophone: Ed Jones

Cover Art

Us3 Hand on the Torch cover art
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My brother, take a rest from what you doin' sit back and listen
Listen to my song about some brothers on a mission
This one kid he never went to school
His teachers thought that he was crazy out acting the fool
But on a real, baby pa had nuff static
He had two little brothers and his mother was a crack addict
Papa bear was never there to give him hope
So one might ask himself how did this young man cope?
He started robbin' just to feed his peoples and that's a fact
Until one day he got caught in the act
Shacked up and jacked up and taken downtown
And to the judge he's just another brother on lockdown

Well this other ***** from the Fort was out to get his
Catchin' crazy wreck on the mic, that's word to Mizz
But until he struck the deal he had to sell the rock
Pack the glock doin' deeds at the end of the block
He had crazy fly robes and his daughter ate well
He never hit the blowpipe it was strictly the sell
These jealous brothers round the way wanted to rock his world
But instead they did the dirty **** and shot his girl
When he found out who did it he went awol
Stepped to the mall, he saw the punks and sprayed them all
But now he's doin' life for the suckers he shot down
And now he's just another brother on lockdown

Fresh outta school my man had it all
A dip crib, a fly girl, he was havin' a ball
But this other punk kid started to use him and abuse him
Slowly takin' all his loot and at the same time confuse him
When the smoke cleared my man lost his crib and his bank
May I ask a question, who'd he have to thank?
Well anyway, now he's on a mission to get his respect
He thinks the only way to get it is to catch his wreck
He saw the bastard in the Village, on Astor Place
My man balled up his fist and laid him to waste
Now he's getting' five years even though he got props now
But to you and me he's just another brother on lockdown

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
  • 2 I Got It Goin' On
  • 3 Different Rhythms Different People
  • 4 It's Like That
  • 5 Just Another Brother
  • 6 Cruisin'
  • 7 I Go to Work
  • 8 Tukka Yoot's Riddim
  • 9 Knowledge of Self
  • 10 Lazy Day
  • 11 Eleven Long Years
  • 12 Make Tracks
  • 13 The Darkside