Introduction: songs in the key of strife (titling the "tour") I. Blacker than thou: rants, riffs and "the scarlet 'L'" Blacks like us Of hair weaves, short sets and white flight Blacks like y'all The beauty politic The clean-up woman Black is/black ain't Prison for bad pigs It's the 40 Cs! Harlem on my mind Demystifing Davis Guess who's coming to dinner? Leviticus: Faggot (No. 65) What's matter with self? That negro problem Movin' on up Head job Volunteer slavery Instant vintage 'Dead & white' James & Annie (and me) Call me Chad The scarlet 'L' Talking black to the screen: black folks at the movies Bush's Lott: state of the (racist) union II. What fresh hell is this? Cincinnati, its dickless mayor, his riot & going back to "dead Nigga Blvd." Cincinnati upsouth What's in a name? Death becomes us Try & try (him) again Members, don't git weary Dead man walking Let my people know The son also rises Mo' money, mo' problems The unbearable whiteness of being (a postlude) Dead Nigga Blvd. Got justice? Mr. Livingston, I presume? Same Ol' song Black on both sides The Cosby (no- )show Cincinnati: negroes 'r us Assume the position Boycott this Still dickless after all these years How does it feel? Do as I say, not as I do If you book us, we'll come ... not Talk up not down Nigga Street life Street fight (street life II) I wish I knew how it would feel to be free Dead ringer Get back/stay back O brotha, where art thou? God can see you pee Likewise, I'm sure Nowhere man The care and feeding of black teenagers, version 2.0 Brown meat, beer and a bootleg cabbie 'Shame the devil' I had a dream (a bebop for MLK) 365, 24/7: black history month everyday How big is yours? the patriotic profiling of flags Dead Nigga Blvd. (Cincinnati one year later III. A funky potpourri: goin' up yonder, dreams and "Kunta's compensation" Let us now praise a (not so) famous man Touched by an angel Half past his autumn Goodbye, Jazzy, see you next lifetime Pitiful The closer I get to you Spiritual walkers Empires (greasy haiku) Versus My brother, myself Princess in the promised land Hymn to him Going Dutch Thanks for the mammaries A dream referred A picture is worth 74 years Sorry, Miss Jackson Sacred cow Rated: R. (Kelly) Fallin'/Fallen Treacherous bunnies' lament Dancing with the devil Kunta's compensation.
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