Nowadays you can die from too much sodium.
We hearing lies from the guys behind the podiums.
but while the whole world is warring for petroleum
we can't forget that the haitians beat Napoleon.
Yup, It started 1791. A whip cracked. A cracker said this is what I need done.
A voodou priest gazed high into the shiny sun
and thought "I'de probably get caught if I try to run.
How can I make it so they'll never be pursuing me?"
He held a ceremony, started preaching unity.
Within 10 days of taking out revenge they
took over the north province. Bondage abolished.
By the next year, 1792
they gained a 3rd of the island since the fight ensued.
Niggas was wildin'. French bodies was piling.
They tried to give rights to the freed to end the violence.
But it was too late. The haitians wasn't giving in
to leave their kin in the condition they was living in.
By seven trey (73) the French was warring with the Brits.
The Spanish took the British side and got up in the mix.
The blacks fought along with Spain.
The French caved and emancipated all their slaves.
It wasn't over tho cuz Britain and Spain
figured they was royalty, was setting to reign.
So a black commander who was fighting for the Spanish crown
fought for the French. Former slaves held him down.
This was in 74. They fought for four years.
Sent the British home running. They was all tears.
In 1800 went to Santo Domingo
and by 01 they freed the slaves from the gringos.
But Napoleon needed slaves.
He tricked the commander and then he had him locked away.
For a few months Napoleion was back in power,
but then a general took wind. Was smelling something sour.
His name was Dessalines.
He led a next rebellion and chased them out the scene
as bodies sunk in the ravine.
Established a republic. Policy was closed door
since the first of the year in 1804.
Big up to Dessalines. Big up to Toussaint.
Big up to Boukman. Big up to Petion.
January the first dont watch the ball drop.
We celebrate our independence. Bring out all stops.
Where my soup joumou at?