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Neighborhood Atheism – Baba Brinkman ft. Greydon Square


Okay, so if belief in a supernatural monitor
god That supervises morality
Is a cultural evolutionary adaptation That spread because it incentivized cooperation
In large scale socieites Giving them an adaptive edge in competitions
Well then that predicts that religious people Should really mistrust atheists, huh? I used to call myself an agnostic 
But that was just me bein’ politically correct What’s my name? Baba! The B-A-B-A’s a
Mystic honorific in south and west Asia Named for my contemplative demeanour at the
scene of my nativity My folks were hippies in the seventies
They thought a baby with the face of a Buddhist monk Must be a reincarnated Buddhist monk, who’d’ve thunk? I grew up around a lotta new age woo Deepak Chopra, Yoga, What the Bleep Do
We Know? Holy Eckhart Tolle, it was a heady brew And yeah, I went through a woo phase too I’m still cool with the yoga stretchin’
But not with supernatural forces, nonexistent No gods, no heaven, no hell
No karma, except for the kind we forge ourselves And loads of heathens have told me that even
though they don’t believe in them They think that other people need them
to be moral creatures If gods don’t exist, they needs to be invented ‘Cause without them everything is permitted We live in your neighbourhood Don’t be afraid of us For facing the world without faith Get used to us, we’re stayin’ put And if you try livin’ without god You might find it liberates My atheism’s intellectual
Faith-based claims are either untestable Or testable and evidentially contemptible
But then I learned that atheists are unelectable And trusted somewhat less than child molesters
Damn, I thought it was an epistemological question! You’re thinkin’ just because I don’t believe I’m bein’ watched When I’m alone, that I’m about to go turn into Ghengis Kahn? Or pull a Sandy Hook on ‘em? Get a grip man Morality is like a bike, religion’s like a kick stand You can’t imagine somebody being honest Without the aid of a crutch, because you’re
leaning on it I get it, but god is not the only scaffolding
That props you up with tough choices when you’re grappling It may come as a slap in the face to republicans But atheism increases under stable governments
In other words, people don’t need gods When they feel they can trust cops to keep
the laws You think trust is earned by showin’ up
for church? I trust an Uber driver first, you can check
his work My grandfather thought religion can save us
But I place more faith in digital reputations Besides, religion isn’t always ethical
Je suis Charlie Hebdo We live in your neighbourhood Don’t be afraid of us For facing the world without faith Get used to us, we’re stayin’ put And if you try livin’ without god You might find it liberates All my nonbelievers
All my godless heathens Ask us why we’re not just bein’
Evil, we got lots of reasons And if you stopped believin’
Would you be choppin’ people up? What’s keepin’ you from slaughtering?
I hope it’s not just preachers I used to believe in a god just like fools Before The Compton Effect, The Scale, and
Type 2 Before the physics
The christian god was the lord of wisdom I was the same and abhorred the different As a black dude I ate it up I would shuffle into the pews and pray for
stuff Stay for what?
The girls with the amazing butts? Of course I’m an ape, being forced the bible
but the fables sucked Slave lineage
They taught us to shame the knowledge and praise ignorance After grace The methods were just insidious
But believe it even though it’s hideous, Cuz “masta say” I thought “no way this could be heaven sent” So I started doing research, looking for evidence Inspect theology and afterlife Stepping into vivid color from a simple life
of black and white Now when I’m smashin’ the mic
My appetite is disruptive facts on wax That you happen to like They say we’re less moral Nah, we just sniff the bullshit out like it’s
fresh floral We actually test thorough We live in your neighbourhood Don’t be afraid of us For facing the world without faith Get used to us, we’re stayin’ put And if you try livin’ without god You might find it liberates

Jean Kelley

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73 COMMENTS

  1. Rejon Munchausen Posted on December 29, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Hell yeah! nice one guys

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  2. Mastermindyoung14 Posted on December 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Oh my fake god yes!

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  3. Patrick Thoma Posted on December 29, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    This is FREAKING GREAT!!!!! Immediately reposted to FB and everything else lol. This is about to be a classic in my house.

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  4. Cristopolis Dieguez Posted on December 29, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Dope video and concept!

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  5. Tony Burgos Posted on December 29, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Living without a god I can tolerate. Living without hip hop, that's a life I'd hate.

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  6. lisa eddy Posted on December 29, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Yay! I love you both as individual performers and love the collaboration!

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  7. David Heller Posted on December 29, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Great video and song!

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  8. ReVoLuTiOnElleBC Posted on December 30, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Yes! Thank you!

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  9. Lavos2007 Posted on December 30, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    im not big into rap mostly because alot of it nowadays is nothing but lyrics about sex/drugs/violence which is not inherently bad but i think its become a bit overused in alot of rap today, but as an atheist, i love you guys for this, and you did a good job, using music to portray an important message and making it sounds pretty good in doing it!

    nice work and keep it up!

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  10. Radovan Gulic Posted on December 30, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Nice beat guys ! Hope it tops all charts ! GL

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  11. Laura Carson Posted on December 30, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Love it !!!!

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  12. Blackmail Posted on December 30, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    I do find it liberate

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  13. Jay Young Posted on December 30, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Nice. Hadn't heard from Greydon Square in a while, so it was good to see him in this.

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  14. Robert Rosenthal Posted on December 30, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Nicely done 🙂

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  15. Divine Miner Posted on December 30, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Atheism is dumb agnostic is better

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  16. fuaad Mohamoud Posted on December 30, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    People actually think you can't be moral without religion?

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  17. mirulhg _ Posted on December 30, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    read the quran, you will see the answer .

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  18. eternalending Posted on December 30, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    You guys talk about God a lot for people who don't believe in god.

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  19. Cannibal713 Posted on December 30, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Fucking brilliant

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  20. Do I Know You Posted on December 31, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Ace as always Baba

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  21. Eric Fernandez Posted on December 31, 2016 at 1:42 am

    2.5k views and trending. Youtube is definitely broken.

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  22. Cameron Marks Posted on December 31, 2016 at 2:07 am

    "We're here to stay" snickers let's see how long my friend. Wait, why is this on trending?

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  23. Michael Benoit Posted on December 31, 2016 at 11:06 am

    This video presents a paradox.

    The song is about the logical underpinnings of atheism, yet…. Baba and Grey on the same track is an obvious supernatural miracle. Rationalist hip hop prove the existence of a divine deity. Now, where's our Kung Fu grips?

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  24. Kennington la Train Posted on December 31, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Lol 😂 WTF

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  25. tabletop581 Posted on December 31, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    The more we throw God out, the more morally lost we are. Hollywood is full of atheists, and their values have polluted the rest of the world.
    In life, don't be faithless.

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  26. Hell Houndz Productions Posted on December 31, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    when i discovered both of these artists i only hoped one day i would hear them in a collab im glad i at least got a feature, maybe baba will ft. with greydon next 😉

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  27. Josh Posted on December 31, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    I gotta say the girls in that vid are cute.

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  28. Emmanuel Ejakita Posted on January 1, 2017 at 1:13 am

    Wow ylu

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  29. Emmanuel Ejakita Posted on January 1, 2017 at 1:14 am

    i meant to say wow you mock the name of the lord man JESUS loves you its your choice anyway he's coming soon GOD help peeps like you

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  30. Bobbie JamesTuOld Posted on January 1, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Excellent video! Love it.

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  31. PAULA NEAL MOONEY Posted on January 2, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Praying in Jesus' name that "crutch" turns to Savior…

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  32. John Smith Posted on January 29, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I don't have a god, nor a religion, but I still meditate. Funnily people think that sitting in stillness observing ones own breathing has to have something to do with a faith (that is something that has been pushed on the masses since times of old in the east and now in the west to make money)…No it doesn't, I just sit still and observe my breathing now and then no need for holy books Saviours/Masters/saints/scriptures/commandments/eternal threats and all the rest of it…works for me.

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  33. Jonathan Allen Posted on March 7, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    people do bad things even when they believe in a gods judgment

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  34. Absque Religione Posted on May 2, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Baba is my new hero. Brilliant.

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  35. Republican Atheists Posted on July 13, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Very cool.

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  36. Brad Haaf Posted on July 26, 2017 at 1:02 am

    Wonder which religion would kill the most people if a Super AI followed the text literally. Guess they all would kill any other form of intelligent life in the universe if it got off earth. Love to see Dawkins and representatives of top 5 religions argue why super intelligent AI should follow there perspectives.

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  37. Hell Houndz Productions Posted on September 9, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    im so happy this song exists, Baba Brinkman + Greydon Square = badass!

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  38. Jonathan Tweet Posted on October 18, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    I went through a woo stage, too.

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  39. Shsdeau Perez Posted on November 5, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Greydon always comes in hard on a guest track…. Gives me goosebumps.. love Greydon Square

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  40. GorillaGuerilla Posted on December 24, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    I love this collaboration – now I just wish that Baba Brinkman would do a collaboration with Hugo the Poet!
    I mean, how come that the guy who made the Cantbury Tales into rap haven't collaborated hundreds of times with the guy who raped Dante's Inferno…!?

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  41. f s Posted on January 8, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Why is this not blowing up?

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  42. vaping Otter Posted on January 14, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    BRAVO!!!! I'm blown away from this pare up. Very nicely done boys!

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  43. lmNotSoSane Posted on February 10, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Love This 👌

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  44. corey black Posted on March 1, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Omg why did it take me so long to hear this ❤ grey

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  45. Jeffrey Wheeler Posted on May 2, 2018 at 12:33 am

    Love it.

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  46. Charlie Frazier Posted on May 10, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    When I was a child, I thought I was THE ONLY Atheist in The Entire World. I didn't know any other Atheists. Everyone in my immediate family from parents, siblings, aunts & uncles, cousins were all christians and treated me like something was wrong with me because I wouldn't surrender to their fake god and ridiculous religion. 😞
    That is why I wrote the screenplay iCharlie and gave my title character other Atheist people who he could relate to and with. I am trying to promote this Atheist screenplay and I need to convince Hollywood producers & investors that there is a large enough audience for this type of movie.
    So, I've started a facebook page to build that audience. All we are asking is that everyone simply visit our Page, click "Like" before they leave and "Share" the message with their like-minded friends to show Hollywood how Large and Powerful the global Atheist community really is!

    https://www.facebook.com/ICharlie-2007508239573653/

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  47. Whiny Ukrainian Posted on June 12, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    I testify to your rap enlightenment, Baba

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  48. JahRandom Posted on June 30, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Dude proves that what you look like, where you come from, your skin color, etc. has NOTHING to do with lyrical prowess. So talented.

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  49. KR Jungwirth Posted on September 4, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Thank you so much for making me feel not so alone in this world…..

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  50. Wynn Horton Posted on September 10, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    These words are very intelligent. I think he should update and get some other rappers to join him. Add some modern sounds/styles.

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  51. Robert D. Moore Posted on September 19, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Dear Baba Brinkman, wow, dude what you did is awesomeness and I enjoyed the captioned song with lyrics. Where can I find your printed lyrics at? I would love to download all over of them songs of atheism and share with my Deaf and Hard of Hearing who happens to be freethinkers, agnostics, atheists, non-believers and anti-theists.

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  52. Carl WILLIAMS II Posted on September 28, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Hmm this is good song I mean the rap is alright it's not the best but it's nice hear new atheist song cause to be honest some rationalist raps are pretty bad to be honest actually. That's just my opinion on rap really.

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  53. Rich Harris Posted on December 1, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    "I trust an Uber driver first, you can check his work…"

    This dude has bars. Dope.

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  54. kermitBERRY7 Posted on January 9, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Such a great song. Love when Grey comes on and destroys 👌🏽

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  55. Dave Perry Posted on March 24, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Great stuff. Love the opening observation about the evolutionary basis for religion.

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  56. Opincariu Ana Maria Posted on April 18, 2019 at 4:50 am

    Hi from Romania,i like very much this song!

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  57. Zac Davis Posted on April 27, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    I love how you call out your parents weirdness. So glad I didnt have to deal with Depok!!
    Glad I just had Alcoholic parents.

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  58. Hyena The Weirdo Posted on May 16, 2019 at 4:09 am

    I really loves greydons accent

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  59. Cosmic Dank Posted on May 18, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Great song, thanks Baba! Then Greydown burns down theological nonsense like a boss. The Burninator of Theology. Please do more songs together!

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  60. Ransom Ron Posted on June 17, 2019 at 4:34 am

    I just couldn't stop thinking that Baba looks a lot like Robert Englund(Freddy Krueger actor)

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  61. Randolf Richardson Posted on June 27, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    My 10-year-old likes this song. I like this song. I don't find most rap appealing, but this one's really enjoyable to listen to. Oh, and I really like the lyrics too.

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  62. Jr Hendry Posted on July 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    1:41 its ironic that our president is a child molestor.

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  63. Travis Smith Posted on July 21, 2019 at 3:34 am

    i cant stand religions more you live you find it so stupid it zap your intellect turn it into mashed potatoes and turn you into a cult robot a conformist giving up your hard earn money and time for nothing. it waste your time and zaps your energy and natural earth bound spirit

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  64. AA Posted on September 8, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Be careful with "Evolution theory is science". That is right, but there are different acceptable methodologies to draw conclusions, some of which are acceptable only in specific disciplines.

    For me, reproducibility is a critical aspect of experimental sciences. As far as I know, there is no experimental evidence that new species can be generated by evolution.

    Second, even if experimental evidence at this level is found, it only provides a possible explanation, not the only explanation, about how we came in here.

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  65. Teykel Meeka Posted on October 15, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    OMG dis mah anthem!!!!!!

    Reply
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