One.Be.Lo – BEE’S AND BIRD YOLK – Official Music Video

from Baby (Being a black youth), released November 7, 2020 BEAT PRODUCTION: Eric G (Soul Council) ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTATION: Jonas Siegel LYRICS: One Be Lo INTRO: Sadaqa, Ayah, Naim, Diaab (The Sand foundation) SINGING VOCALS WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY: Melanie Rutherford…

One.Be.Lo - BEE'S AND BIRD YOLK - Official Music Video

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from Baby (Being a black youth), released November 7, 2020
BEAT PRODUCTION: Eric G (Soul Council)
ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTATION: Jonas Siegel
LYRICS: One Be Lo
INTRO: Sadaqa, Ayah, Naim, Diaab (The Sand foundation)
SINGING VOCALS WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY: Melanie Rutherford
ADDITIONAL ADLIB VOCALS BY: Laura “Piece” Kelly
RECORDED/MIXED by: Aaron Angus
MASTERING by: D Sane
LABEL: Subterraneous Records

DIRECTED BY Asmaa Hesham Seleem

https://instagram.com/asmaaheshamsele…

https://instagram.com/maisonthe_?igsh…

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Background:

The Sand Foundation is an art collective originally coined by Naim Nahshid, along with the four founding youth members being Sadaqa, Ayah, Naim and Diaab.

We currently have an art space located in the Nasr City area of Cairo, Egypt, more specifically Hay Al 3sher. This space was created in the heart of the neighborhood to spark creation and also engagement with the local Egyptian, Sudanese, Nigerian, Ghanaian community via Hip Hop.

When Asmaa contacted me about shooting a video in Cairo, I immediately thought about documenting the great works of the Sand Foundation, because most of it was created by Black youth, and that’s what this song is all about.
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Special credits:

Set design by The Sand Foundation

Anime drawings, by Sadaqa and Naim

WOW (words on wall) typography and handstyles, by Nahshid aka One Be Lo

Hair mural illustration, by Sadaqa

Hip Hop logo collage, illustrated by Diaab

African instrument collage, illustrated by Naim

Sand Foundation graffiti mural, by Naim

MC and Pioneer Illustrations (MJ, Cool J, PAC, Black Moon, etc) from One Be Lo’s forthcoming book ‘I know why the Black Boy Sings’ illustrated by Naim

The Looma KGB character illustrations, by Naim

Sand Foundation logo/t shirt design, by Naim

Black Boy Poems courtesy of Tyson Amir
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Lyrics:

Being a black youth

I was skinny like the bamboo

So sweet I had a bad tooth

Chocolate and Candy
Cereal and Kool-Aid
Cola’s and Fast Food

My black youth

MJ
Thriller
Beat it
Bad dude

jacket with the zippers and the dance moves

White glove glittered on his hand too

Being a black youth

Name Brand shoes

A.ll D.ay I. D.ream A.bout S.ome
new pair of kicks
I’m into rap too

Run DMC
Cool J was bad too

Remember Eazy had a Jerri Curl
and Pac had Juice

Listened to Black Moon
Wu Tang
Cash Rules

We went to School throwin bones in the bathroom

I got in trouble passin notes in the classroom

Girls callin me on three-way
yeah that’s cute

They on my cashews

But jealous cats who
smile in ya face
turn around and back-stab you

Ya blood drip in a bucket
you know how Crabs do

don’t let’em grab you
it’s time for me to make that move

Being a black youth
rebel with a tatoo

The cutest girls went to church
I would flirt on the back pew

the preacher in the podium
verses from Matthew

I heard’em but the peer-pressure worked like a vacuum

My black youth

House parties with the B.Y.O.B. drinkin’
thinkin’ that’s cool

Ugly girls used to hate us cuz we did act cruel

Prank calls
Practical jokes
we did act fools

Thinking back
where you’re from
where you’re at
and what you have too

Can make a difference in ya path, True!

But you might be suprised
if you Think you can

Do what you have to
It’s nothing that you can’t do

Being a Black youth
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Listen to Bees and Bird yolk here:

https://onebelo.bandcamp.com/track/be…

Listen to FULL ALBUM here:

https://onebelo.bandcamp.com/album/ba…

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