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​Keynote Speaker

This song is by Talib Kweli, features Dave Chappelle and appears on the album Quality (2002).

A keynote speaker's about to come on now
I just wanted to say a few words about him, and you all know who he is
Talib Kweli
Please, hold your applause till the end
We are glad to come and hear you speak
We love it!
Kweli doesn't like me to talk about this but one time we were drivin' through the Mississippi Delta
And there was a brotha runnin' up the side of the road
And he didn't have any, shoes on
He didn't have a, shirt on
And I started to drive right by this man but Kweli said, "Stop the car, beause that brotha, might be in trouble"
And I stopped the car
Kweli said to the man, he said,
"Brotha, are you OK? Do you need a ride somewhere?"
And the man looked at Kweli and said,
"Shhhh ... I'm escapin'"
And Kweli took him by the hand and said,
"My brotha, you didn't get the memo. We have been FREE, for some time now"
Well, I'm windin' it up
Please welcome, a good friend, scholar, ghetto philosopher, three time Nobel Peace Prize winner, first black man to pilot an air craft, the nigga that made up the Nike Swoosh, the man that made Kool Aid say, "Oh Yeah" Brooklyn's own, Talib Kweli