Black Reign

Black Reign

BandHip Hop

Black Reign is the soundtrack to the anger and frustration of todays youth. It flows from the heart and speaks to the heart of a generation.

Biography

Black-/blæk/ [blak] adjective, -er, -est, noun, verb, adverb
showing a profit; not showing any losses. operating at a profit
or being out of debt. absorbing all light incident upon it.

reign- /reɪn/ [reyn]–noun
the period during which a sovereign occupies the throne.
dominating power or influence: the reign of law.
Dominance or widespread influence: the reign of reason.

Black Reign is an idea whose time has come... Black Reign is the revival of empowering,
invigorating, feel good hip-hop music. Black Reign is a Chicago based group of producers
and artists who’ve come together for the purpose of preserving the soul and integrity of
the genre through honest and intensely expressive compositions.They’ve also been diligently
pursuing this purpose for the past 10 plus years. At a time when it seems just about everyone
is an “accomplished” artist over night, Black Reign is a group whom have grown their sound
the way a vintner develops his wine-through expertise gained over time. It is this time,
which is the story of the group. It is this time, which sets them apart from any other artists
in the industry today. While others spend time chasing gigs and machinations that look good
on paper, Black Reign has taken the time to masterfully craft a sound that impacts the soul.

The group consists of three members, I-Khan (Emcee, Producer),Credo (Emcee, Producer)
, and Kontre Kool (Emcee). Influences chiefly being the ultimate expression of life itself being
past and present experiences. Their sound has been compared to Public Enemy, Little Brother,
and Outkast just to name a few. Their collection of self produced releases include BLACK REIGN
self titled EP (2000), MY WORLD EP (2002), REAL HIP-HOP LP (2003), and Hold’n Rank EP (2006).
Each release being both self promoted and marketed have left an undeniable impression on their
audience and are but, glares at a coming masterpiece The Burden Of Proof LP to be released in
mid 2007. Along with performing at various venues in the Chicago area and logging countless
hours in the studio, Black Reign has been touring musical festivals such as Scribble Jam moving
CD’s hand to hand and getting feedback from actual hip-hop fans who have been very receptive
to the growing momentum of the movement known as BLACK REIGN.

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Chicago, IL 60604

Lyrics

Still Alive

Written By: Black Reign

CHORUS

I’m still alive!
Was told to wipe my face patch it up go back and play
I’m still alive!
Not a quitter go getter is the man you see today yeah!
I’m still alive!
Go Hard... Go Hard....
Every black man is stressed out and has problems
But sitting on your ___ complaining ain’t gone solve em

VERSE (Kontre Kool)

I know your scared but, I’m here to get you prepared
So see you when you get there, so tell them busters beware
When the enemy gets within eyesight
Ready take aim we gone ride tonight now
time for the show down, gotta show these busters what I know now
I’m willing and able to stubble and rumble knocking em from the floor down yeah!
Acting like everything is cool, let em go head and come on through
Close the gates behind them fools, that’s when all hell breaks lose
You breached scared grounds, south side of the chi know for not ______ around
And the squad is B R battle scared but not the heart
The futures looking lovely, but you not seeing that far.

CHORUS

I’m still alive!
Was told to wipe my face patch it up go back and play
I’m still alive!
Not a quitter go getter is the man you see today yeah!
I’m still alive!
Go Hard... Go Hard....
Every black man is stressed out and has problems
But sitting on your ___ complaining ain’t gone solve em

VERSE (I-Khan)

From the womb to the tomb I survived all types of strikes,
I got stripes from my fights in life,
Five stars ain't enough with the universe on our shoulders,
With force of hate they hold us,
In cages locked on dangerous blocks,
Where devilish deeds are done by cops,
They serve and protect those that stretch,
The necks of our youths, hang them to death,
God may bless, but God must stress,
Helping ourselves our only success
Laid to death our soldiers that died,
Trying to build our will to survive,
Oppressive times oppressing our minds,
But through the darkness some may shine
Open your eyes listen observe
The change you prayed for is shaking this world

CHORUS

I’m still alive!
Was told to wipe my face patch it up go back and play
I’m still alive!
Not a quitter go getter is the man you see today yeah!
I’m still alive!
Go Hard... Go Hard....
Every black man is stressed out and has problems
But sitting on your ___ complaining ain’t gone solve em

VERSE (Credo)

They want to crush my flesh, stop extinguish my breath
But I aint folded yet so thank the Lord I’m blessed
Aint no escaping stress in this game unless
You done laid your king on the board to rest
But Lord I must confess that I’m boasting less
And feeling rather depressed cause I’m tried Yes!
I guess they expect me to loss cause they counter my moves
Like I aint claiming my due, sipping taking my juice
But they don’t want me choose, I got something to prove
And I’m up in my groove baby feeling my shoes
Precisely using my tools like the art of Sun-Zu
You _____ want it wit who? Please don’t get it confused
And have your mom in them pews crying singing the blues
Cause from my vista views I aint seeing us lose
But still I witness the rise like the turn of the tide
Or a phoenix that flies, singing.......

CHORUS

I’m still alive!
Was told to wipe my face patch it up go back and play
I’m still alive!
Not a quitter go getter is the man you see today yeah!
I’m still alive!
Go Hard... Go Hard....
Every black man is stressed out and has problems
But sitting on your ___ complaining ain’t gone solve em

Discography

2000-BLACK REIGN self titled EP
2002-MY WORLD EP
2003-100% REAL HIP-HOP LP
2006-HOLD'N RANK EP

Set List

A BLACK REIGN performance usually consist of 30-45 breath taking minutes,and may consist of the follwing songs.

1. Real Hip-Hop
2. Keep an eye
3. American Pie
4. Them Days
5. This aint livin
6. Show me
7. What would you do?
8. Subliminal