Friends

I'm a friend of Miley Cyrus, she can twerk if she wants to
I'm a friend of the janitors, who do all your work for you
I'm a friend of Macklemore, he's doing his best to do the right thing
I'm a friend of Lil Wayne, if he wants his bling, let em have his bling
I'm a friend of honest cops, it's hard to do right with so much wrong around you
I'm a friend of single mothers, we couldn't do what we do if they didn't do what they do
I'm a friend of Kid Rock, white music and black music, fight music, not whack music
I'm a friend of Kenrick, dropping a little control on the music, that shit was sick
I'm a friend of strippers, if I could make money off the way I look, I would, too
I'm a friend of the IRS, somebody's gotta do it, if it was you, you'd hate you, too
I'm a friend of Bono, call him what you want, few people do more for the poor
I'm a friend of fast food workers, exploited to pay the bills, exploited for lack of skills
I'm a friend of union members, standing up for everyone's right to dignity and respect
I'm a friend of Obama, he's not perfect, neither are you, let's see you try to have an effect
I'm a friend of Flavor Flav, yeah he's a little crazy, but so are you and I
I'm a friend of Chuck D, he made social consciousness something you had to buy

I'm a friend of Britney, bitch, lets stop judging people dealing with shit we don't know about
I'm a friend of Jay-Z, good to see a hustler rise up and get so much clout
I'm a friend of Nasty Nas, always bringing it hard, before you and God, I give em a head nod
I'm a friend of Hillary, breaking glass ceilings, while dealing with men who are flawed
I'm a friend of Uncle Luke, sure the lyrics of his songs were shit, but he said things that people actually say
I'm a friend of Kanye, he was right about Taylor and Bush, even if he's rude, his shit's cray
I'm a friend of Trayvon, still we have fear of a black planet, but I'll say it, Fuck George Zimmerman!
I'm a friend of Charlie Sheen, doing more winning at life than most other winners can
I'm a friend of homeless people, there's no reason, no way, no how, this should be in a free country
I'm a friend of welfare mothers, society fails too many people and this isn't how its supposed to be
I'm a friend of Elizabeth Warren, I like my women strong, and one like her will be president before too long
I'm a friend of Cheech and Chong, let's get it on, no prison time for a guy selling a bong
I'm a friend of Beyonce, nobody puts on a better show, nobody works harder, yo
I'm a friend of the troops on the ground, putting their boots on and going to places we'll never go
I'm a friend of prisoners doing time for drug possession, casualties of a stupid drug war obsession
I'm a friend of the teachers of the world, session after session, lesson after lesson

I'm a friend of Grandmaster Flash, on the wheels of steel, made a new culture and music real to me
I'm a friend of children and students, we don't own em, shouldn't control em, should help em be free
I'm a friend of Eminem, when he goes round the outside, round the outside, I'm along for the ride
I'm a friend of Big Boi and Andrew 3000, originality of days, in so many ways it's craze-y
I'm a friend of bus drivers, it's a shit job, for shit pay, that lasts all of the shitty day
I'm a friend of fire fighters, putting their lives on the line, and they still get shitty pay
I'm a friend of the survivors, attacked by rapists, then the legal system, then the public
I'm a friend of the survivors, beaten by parents and spouses, no refuge in their own house
I'm a friend of the addicts and alcoholics, punished by society after punishing themselves
I'm a friend of the garbage collectors, cleaning up the refuse we leave behind or lose
I'm a friend of DJ Kook Herc, I've imagined being at those block parties a million times
I'm a friend of Afrika Bambaataa, I've listened to those spins a million times
I'm a friend of undocumented immigrants, birth shouldn't determine your destiny and life
I'm a friend of artists, they say what we all think and feel and need and want and bleed
I'm a friend of revolutionaries, the system is broken those who break it are my friends
I'm a friend of you, you don't and won't suffer alone, I'll be your friend until the end