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Conflict Diamonds

Artist:Lupe Fiasco 

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Allow me to break down the game behind the bracelets, earings, chains, watches and rings The bling the crystal-encrusted, princess-flooded , canary-studded, blue-colored, and blood-stained Yea, the olda' brotha' of the drug game, the giver a fame and take away the a-lame The empowerer of the Kings that came with claims and disease to leave where the native people were stained Believe my engagement ring recieve the floss at the cost of a bonded child minus pain Long ago kings used to wear them in their armor when they fought other armies because it used to scare 'em If you wasn't rich couldn't wear 'em, witches used to marry 'em, they'll shoot you before they share 'em The gift and the Curse, the Venom and the serum, most hated ladies best friends get murked for a clear one Cecil Rhodes sold woe and genocide into the country side just to get his shine on I feared what DeBeers and his peers used to do before the world really knew just to get they mind on Makin' paper with slave labor and hittin' lil' kids with lifetime bids makin' em cut and shine stones Inflatin' the price and makin' em look nice and i wasn't thinkin' twice when i was puttin' mine on About a young shorty in Sierra Leone, or other conflict countries that people call home I figured i would never go to Angola, so it never did effect me that maybe indirectly, That my necklace was fundin' a rebellion or a military coup Started by militias that dont believe in followin' none of geneva's rules I was brushin off the haters,

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