[Intro: Interview sample] "When you were over in American Samoa, what surprised you the most?" "I guess what hit me the most was the condition of the factory that the workers were in the factory was surrounded by a fence and barbed wire on top, and on the bottom and they have a chain linked fence around the whole factory, and military compound the gate has a guard shack where the guard sit there and ... the worker movement in and out of the factory, the factory made of tin panels, tin roof, it's really hot the temperature over there is regularly ninety degrees, and inside the factory it reach way over a hundred degrees" [Verse 1: Vinnie Paz] Yeah, it's a contemporary form of slavery, they call it slave labor But they don't prosecute them 'cause it's how they make paper When you rockin' that fly shit that's made in China By an eight year old child tryin' to feed him mama He exposed to contamination and disease And only fifty-five percent of them will get degrees And the women have to try to placate the boss Because of sex discrimination in the labor force The slave master only let them speak in sign language And they sufferin' from lung disease and eye damage Fourteen hour shifts, seven days a week Two shitty meals a day, very little sleep Human life only worth three cents an hour All human rights lost, no sense of power Workin' for a hundred years in the grave passes Only the improved cleverness of slave masters [Hook:] Is life worth livin' if you livin' in Hell? When the mind is confined to a prisoner cell? And the lies they devise and the system, it fail But I expect the system to fail Is life worth livin' if you livin' in Hell? When the mind is confined to a prisoner cell? And the lies they devise and the system, it fail But I expect the system to fail [Break: News sample] "Many Chinese workers are forced to sign secret agreements known as "Shadow contracts" before they leave China severely, and in some ways, illegally restricting their activities while on American soil workers are forbidden to participate in any religious or political activities or to ask for a salary increase, or even to fall in love or get married" [Verse 2: Vinnie Paz] It's 1.6 million people locked in jail They the new slave labor force, trapped in Hell They generate over a billion dollars worth of power And only gettin' paid twenty cents an hour They make clothes for McDonald's and for Applebee's And workin' forty-hour shifts in prison factories And while we sit around debatin' who the wack MC's They have to work when arthritic pain attack the knees Slavery's not illegal, that's a fuckin' lie It's illegal, unless it's for conviction of a crime The main objective is to get you in your fuckin' prime And keep the prison full and not give you a fuckin' dime But they the real criminal, keepin' you confined For a petty crime, but they give you two-to-nine And ain't nobody there to protect ya Except a bunch of incompetent human rights inspectors [Hook:] Is life worth livin' if you livin' in Hell? When the mind is confined to a prisoner cell? And the lies they devise and the system, it fail But I expect the system to fail Is life worth livin' if you livin' in Hell? When the mind is confined to a prisoner cell? And the lies they devise and the system, it fail But I expect the system to fail [Outro: Interview sample, news sample] "The sweatshop situation kind of conveys it and kind of take advantage of the people that are poor and at an economic disadvantage" "This Chinese woman made t-shirts and pants at the factory until she became pregnant ... says she refused to have the abortion and has now been barred from entering the factory" "Allowing them to bring that onto US soil is a very big concern we've now documented the fact that management coerces female workers who become pregnant into having abortions" "Human rights workers say it's common practice" "Inside that factory, Chinese law applies, and Chinese law is supreme" "Even though it's the United States of America?" "The flag doesn't fly inside there"