Black Poetry : Culture Pirates

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by afrostotle, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. afrostotle

    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Like a thief in the night……

    They would come….
    Audibon and the savoy
    Wondering what game
    Made them lame
    and
    their fair maidens
    crave the coolness…
    of a “Black-Boy”.

    Off the train near the
    …….125th street stop
    Once inside…. pale patrons
    become spies
    by any other name
    still the same
    “jitterbug-slash-lindy hop”

    Like a thief in the night……….

    Taking Big Mama’s
    dog for a walk like
    it was ….his own
    His throne laced with
    platinum pain….. hits
    pirated from
    the depths of
    The soul-man’s
    brain

    couldn’t fly like
    Byrd
    So you stole…Rock-n-Roll

    Couldn’t shim-sham like
    Blind Sam
    Couldn’t get down like
    James brown
    Could never croon like
    Billie
    Copy on….our
    sounds and moves
    try as you may but
    you’ll never feel me….the way
    I feel life
    Yours ….. driven by need for greed
    Mine…..rooted in stress and strife

    Forever trying to steal from me
    Ever since you stole me
    …..Like a thief in the night
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    whoaaaaaaaaaaa!
    now u drop a piece str8 off the hook here
    tyte scribe indeed
    as the thief continue .....
     
  3. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    str8 drop
    indeed of da hook
    flow on i can read you all day
    :angel1:
     
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    this is slammin, baby. you really dropped us a treat here.
     
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    chills chills chills...mmmmhmmm...yo bro...do it again :wink: :) lol
     
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    Well first...

    Your writing is "INCREDIBLE"... :teach:

    but your message...so true

    what have they not stolen from us...as well as everyone else

    Sad...
     
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    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That's what I'm saying.

    Are we gonna accept things as they're going?

    I refuse!

    Very nice piece.
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As the ancestors wink in approval

    Coming out of the NW with the straight-up TRUTH

    Artfully Done! :teach:
     
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    im feeln this joint
    GOD BLESS
     
  10. afrostotle

    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lip Service!!!

    Mos Def.....I feel that not only is it time to re-regulate our creative contributions, but also as a community start holding our own folk accountible for selling out. Don't get me wrong, everyone (especially black folk) have a right to "get in, where they fit in" and get paid

    ....However, it becomes increasingly harder for our youth to get in the entertainment door when "justin him-be-fake" types continue to pirate our creations...From Sinatra to Elvis, from Vanilla ice to Eminem...they all realized one thing....that by design of capatalism we as black folk are not in the position to buy every neww CD or or outfit that comes out, so black artist must be getting paid somehow..."Oh that's because our young men and women are buying more of it than they are"..."So, why not we copy what they do...and make money off of it as well.....
    Sorry...this isn't the forum for that I know.....Peace out
     
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