Finally, the long wait is over. The latest song by Sarkodie Brown Paper Bag ft. M.anifest is out, and it is worth your time. The lyrics, beats and video are nothing short of the best.
Once again, the heavyweight and multiple award-winning artists Sarkodie has stolen the hearts of his loyal fans by giving them one of the best jams dubbed Brown Paper Bag featuring the super-talented rapper M.anifest. Here is everything you need to know about this hit.
Brown paper bag song description
- Released: 18th June 2020
- Format: Video, audio
- Length: 5 minutes 24 seconds
- Genre: Hip-hop
- Artists: Sarkodie, M.anifest
- Producer: Nova
- Label: Sarkcess Music
M.anifest and Sarkodie - Brown paper bag lyrical meaning
Sarkodie's latest song, which was released on 18th June explores the different actions of Africans, African-Americans and their leadership. The hit outlines the three main reasons why blacks are facing systematic racism.
The message of the song has been directed to the leaders, politicians and lawmakers since they are the country's decision-makers. It is urging them to stop selling the country out for small paper bags.
Brown Paper Bag symbolizes money exchange as it narrates how Africans are short-changed while dealing with the western countries.
Some of the notable phrases in the song include:
- We can see between the lines, but we still can't read.
- Pure black children but now we bearing some white names.
- Free, is finally when you breaking out from a spell.
- The destruction of a man begins in the home so when they break up the home, they take over the throne.
Sarkodie and M.anifest Brown paper bag reaction from fans
Sarkodie’s latest song has been acknowledged by fans across the world. The jam has been viewed in large numbers on YouTube and fans seem not to shy away from expressing how they feel about the track. Sarkodie and M.anifest song has won the hearts of many people as seen in the positive feedback on the different social media platforms.
Here are some comments and reviews:
Sometimes because of our favourite, we try to choose one and denigrate the other but deep within our hearts we know they are all dope. I'm for Godmc, but I won't deny the fact that Sark is also great. Two legends. Let's support both, said Abbey.
This is the time for we the Africans to Wake Up, Unite and Take Over what belongs to us. Black Power, said Day Wan.
After watching this without a deep breath is impossible, freedom on the way said Kwasi.
This song won't be on just billboard but will trend for a lifetime and influence the youth, said Emmanuel.
Reactions from Twitter
Manifest and Sark IG live conversation was really lit. I really enjoyed myself. When mature minds meet, they educate the people. Bless up. Still streaming, said Angelo.
We do have a choice, but we still aren't free, said Ma.Wu.Li.
Two of Ghana's hip-hop heavyweights on one track is the content I signed up for. The content, the timing, said Binti Ya Jua
Sarkodie and Manifest really said a lot in brown paper bag all we need to do as fans is keep on streaming and spread the messages across the world till they hear it, said Osu.
Reactions from Instagram
Divide and conquer, that has been the oppressor's rule for quite a long time. I can't believe people are still calling out who is the best on a track which has brought unity for a common goal, said King.
This artwork speaks volumes. Soar higher, said Kendrick.
We miss u so much our rap king we have been thirsty for long. God bless u so much for this! Shoutout to the two rap gods, said Dominickie20.
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M.anifest and Sarkodie - Brown Paper Bag video and audio
Sarkodie song's video is available on YouTube in two different versions. The first version of the song is the official video which has so far garnered over 250,000 views. The second video is the audio slide of the jam with over 277,000 views.
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Brown paper bag lyrics
Here are the lyrics of the song:
Verse 1: Sarkodie
In the beginning na mene wo mienu were stuck on a slave ship
But seisiaa deɛ we are free we on some ape shit
But yɛnnyɛ free totally we are still in a matrix
Slavery yɛ stages seisei deɛ yɛduru stage six
Ɛnyɛ physical systematical mind games
Sɛ metena ase dwene ho kraa ɛtaa ma me migraine
Freedom is expensive monkɔ checki price range
Pure black children but now we bearing some white names
Self hate your brothers and sisters adane cell mate
I think its time that we open the hell gate
We gotta push to be free before its hell late
We can see between the lines but we still can't read
We are still in chains but the eyes can't see
We do have a choice but we still ain't free
Obi so mi mu I can't breathe
I just wanna be free
Free is when you decide for yourself
Free, is when nobody is controlling your wealth
Free, is when you stop begging people for help
Free, is finally when you breaking out from a spell
We in the 21st century they can't be using guns no more, they playing games with the mind
Akwesi broni no claimi democracy
So we feel sey we see everything but we are blind
The destruction of a man begins in the home
So when they break up the home, they take over the throne
Seisei etuo nda wo so nso yɛ se begye loan
When you owe remember you cannot be on your own
Cause you gotta to teach a man how to fish so they can survive a lifetime
But eno no ɛnnyɛ abrofofoɔ no wish
Ɛba no saa they gonna have a hard time
The United States of Africa is what they don't wanna see
But that's the only way my people can survive
They divide and conquer with just a brown paper bag, omo de cash abɛ tɔ yɛ pride
So now we cherish the money and not the money machine
They say they wanna invest, omo akoma mu nyɛ clean nkateɛ mpo montumi ndua
But they will be claiming supreme
The return of Martin Luther King, we still have a dream
The voodoo magic is nothing evil, Akwesi broni use claimi sɛ ɛyɛ logic
Ɛba no knowledge aa abibifoɔ bebree we are lacking
Yɛ twa yɛ ntoro kɔ findi evidence to back it yɛnnyɛ nkodaa nti stop it
Omo yɛ electronic fri amanone bɛ tɔn bɛ claimi technology fuck it
Okay they just be stacking they pack it but its not physical power
They're using supernatural energy for profit
How the fuck are we able to talk on a phone
How the fuck are we able to fly and control a drone
How the fuck na nipa kraa yɛtumi nya ne clone
Keep it a hundred, menua you are now on your own
It's time for my people to wake up
My mind is made up, wei na yɛ frɛ no you looking out for your neighbour
Mr. Preacher please can you do me a favor
Ɛyaa men use microphone since the devil is a hater
Martin Luther King flow we trying to develop, but the progress is being slow
They locked the door now we're sneaking out the window
They don't want us to get access to the info
The enemy keep on suppressing, we need some answers
We trying to figure out some questions
A rich continent but we are facing depression
They strip us naked and try to take our possessions and now we facing recession
Verse 2: M.anifest
(Yɛ dwen sɛ)
We be original don dada
But everything that we do has been done dada
Oil, gold, cocoa, minerals proper
In the land of so much how is there hunger (How?)
To fix this mess that be the hang up
Like a label in Tema build it from Ground Up
Fist up, middle finger to all the kickbacks
Leaders just want chop dem for sit back
Skin black, but is your mind too?
Efie ne fie must I remind you?
All the blood and toil that is behind you
How did we get here? Let me share
February 24th in ‘66
Nkrumah was overthrown by these pricks and dicks
It makes me sick we’ve been brainwashed and shit
All sorts of imports even the toothpicks
Money come money go, we don’t make kotow
So when we spend to the west our money dey go
We pray for rapture
Instead of focusing on manufacture
Religion is a prison and we dying to be living
And we losing our minds as we thinking of winning
And we bound to the chains of foreign exchange
It’s a damn shame
Ɛtodabia ɛyɛ ɛtodabia ɛnyɛ
Bibifoɔ diɛ adufudiɛ na yɛ pɛ
Aboa bi aka me ebia kakapɛ
Since y'all like beef let me tell you who we’re beefing
(Mek I mek my beef list)
We beefing with Trump and his likes
We beefing with vanity, doing it for likes
Beefing with indiscipline for posterity
Beefing with leaders, no integrity
Beefing with plastic, ban it be drastic
Afi wie diɛ pae mu ka, that’s a classic
We for realize debi debi diɛ we past it
Self-actualize don’t be thinking Jurassic
Malcolm X when I express
By any means yes
Many mountains to climb I guess
So how can we ever rest?
I must say if Ghana should be beyond aid
Then solutions no fit be band aid
I don’t care if the west is against us
Forget dem, focus and fix us
Nkabom that’s the people power
The struggle is sweet mixed with sour
Greatness is us, hashtag
Don’t sell out for a brown paper bag uh
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