Stir It Up
Of Kwame and Kwanzaa
Mulenga Harangua sees the conspiracy behind the indictments
Published: December 22, 2010
"Another Soprano trait seems to be that Kwame liked to get a little taste from everything that went down. But, as bluesman Blind Blake used to sing, 'He's in the jailhouse now.' "
"You know, Soprano seemed like a regular guy. He had charisma and you could get to like him, but deep down inside you knew he was a cold-blooded killer."
I looked over to the typewriter Mulenga had been working at. "What do you have there? Is it your novel?"
Mulenga snatched the paper out of the roller. "It's another Kwanzaa thing I'm working on, Kuumba, the principle of creativity. I thought I'd write a song about how Kwame responded to the federal prosecutor. It's to the tune of that Cee Lo song that's nominated for a Grammy Award."
He held the paper up and started singing:
I hear you chargin' I ran a criminal gang,
and I'm like fuck you
Yea you chargin' all my friends and my daddy too, I'm like fuck you and fuck Bing too
You said I took money, to spend on my honeys
But I ain't got a dime (ain't got a dime)
I'll just get more prison, from your crusadin' mission, I say fuck you
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