"La Pedata di Dio"- Zero Plastica
As Italy's most prominent, politically conscious hip hop group, Zero Plastica was asked to create this song on behalf of the anti-mafia group LIBERA. Meaning simply “God’s Kick,” “La Pedata di Dio” is an attempt to strengthen the voices of the Italian citizens who are brave enough to speak out against a government corrupted by ancient organized crime regimes.
DJ Nio of Zero Plastica writes, "Some Sicilian friends told us that we could have been killed if we made this song in the '90s, but thank God it's 2012 and the mafias are more interested in expanding their business than killing three damn rappers."
LIBERA, Italy's most important anti-mafia association, was created in 1995 in order to solicit civil society in the fight against mafias and promote law and justice. LIBERA is a coordination of more than 1500 organizations, groups, schools, and grassroots operations, committed to building an organization capable of spreading the culture of legality. Zero Plastica , who dropped the politically charged Basta! last year, were more than honored to be a part of their message.
Among the most complex and influential global organized crime groups, the Italian Mafias have long been the model for other illegal entities. They are divided into many different sub-groups and gain protection from many of Italy's corrupt politicians. Many Italian citizens are fed up with the way politicians are ignoring what's best for Italy and, instead, focusing on profits from this illicit groups. The organizers of recent protests laud Zero Plastica as “...and example of modern resistance for the youth and a worth persecutor of the partisans.”
[G.O.Man]- An young alcoholic, living in disgust. \ Businessmen discuss the stock markets and the price of Gas. \ Life's become a football game\ The poor are treated like bones thrown to rabid dogs.
[Lure]- This goes out to those who fight every day in every way \ This goes out to those who struggle against the system, screaming with their own words \ This goes out to those who free themselves, we will echo your voice\ Staying silent will never bring about change.
[Nio]- Seeds of hope from a land that's been confiscated \ never give up as Peppino Impastato \ middle finger to those who never spoke out or who signed the State's pact
[G.O.Man]- Young people with college degrees stay unemployed \ only bribes get you recognized by the government \ feeling like a stranger either here or there \ as long as you are an immigrant, you will always be considered inferior.
[Lure]- This goes out to all the families who resist the pain \ This goes out to the void that can not be explained \ This goes out to every convoy that risks its own life \ to each volunteer who invests his time in LIBERA
[Nio]- They've said that "the Mafia does not exist" and that "we have to live with that" or other bullshit like that \ but all this bloodshed demands Truth & Justice and creates movements like the Gruppo Abele (Abel Group) and Libera!
[G.O.Man]- Social difference is the source of the people's agony \ people stabbing you from behind as you walk the wrong way \ the citizens of this country have been buried alive \ only 1 out of 10 will survive and the rest will be destroyed
[Lure]- This goes out to those who put down their weapons and quit the game \ This goes out to any man in the mafia has repented \ This goes out to those who their hundred steps everyday \ This goes out to those working for the freedom of our entire nation.