"Gas Land (Frack Off)" is the final reveal from NYC rapper/activist AWKWORD's 100% for-charity global hip-hop compilation World View, featuring South Bronx representative Chaundon with production from Numonics. The project drops this Sunday, and features the likes of Joell Ortiz, Sean Price, Chino XL, KRS-One, Slug (of Atmosphere), Jadakiss, The Kid Daytona, ILL BILL, Vast Aire, Pace Won (of the Outsidaz), Rickie Jacobs and Beretta 9 (of Killarmy), with production from Harry Fraud, Domingo, ATG, Steel Tipped Dove, Fafu and more. Read up on it here.
Play close attention to what both emcees have to say here. You may learn a thing or two.
Politicians be like "we gon' frack our way to freedom" / Corporations dash for cash on our backs while we sleepin' / Continuing tradition, trash the Earth as it weakens / While we work the double shift at check out lines, on weekends / In the name of Edwin Drake, in '47 frack's invented / All Obama did was make fed lands, protected / Minority rules, in every state that's invested / Financial sites show fracking stocks to be the best investment.
These energy companies are illin' all this horizontal drillin' / Literally making a mothafuckin' killin' / Got our sons and daughters consuming contaminated water / While the shareholders line their pockets up every quarter / Mild earthquakes are the results / But studies say it ain't definitive and they believe that shit like a cult / All the toxins pollutin' the air / But since it's all about their bottom line they convince us not to be scared.