Black Poetry : i 'get it' but i ain't quite agreein' (inspired by liviti's **** RAP)

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by thepoetsean, Nov 22, 2002.

  1. thepoetsean

    thepoetsean Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sorry.
    but you can't blame the pen and pad on this one.

    su
    re

    enough

    what most speak
    that call themselves--
    'rappers'
    might not be held to everyone's highest esteem--

    but hip-hop and rap
    are two different things...
    hip-hop is two turntables and a mic--
    the art of storytellin'

    and somewhere along the line...

    someone placed it all in a blender
    and rap became hip-hop and
    hip hop died a horrible death--
    and
    talkin' bout what you had
    became status quo

    when you can take none of it with you in the next life...

    see
    blaming an art
    as twisted as the art might be--
    for a culture's downfall is inappropriate--
    'the man'
    has never been responsible
    he didn't make hip-hop

    we made it
    the people of the sun--
    whose bodies seem to house hypertension
    and heart disease--

    because of stress?
    or are we
    just killing we?

    ****ING RAP would be like
    killing your scribe--

    rap is...like your hand
    each finger is important
    and no matter how much conscious hip-hop is pumped out

    what gets the airplay is
    '******* ho's clothes and shiny rocks'

    a culture tainted?
    or tainting itself?

    you tell me what it means...


    s p c l a r i f i e d.
     
  2. Twofish

    Twofish Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    true...unfortunately hip hop is not recognized for the strong foundation it gives, becuz people believe that the radio nonsense disguised as RAP (but is really embellished pop) is hip hop...

    At least TRUE HEARTS know the difference...and that is the way it should be...meant for only us :)

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  3. PoeticAlize

    PoeticAlize Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    im come from the generation where hip-hop never crossed our minds
    we live in a place where it has lost its time
    hip hop still has its followers and gainin more
    but rap has come and aint walkin through that door
    we want to be concious but dont know how
    we'd rather have money and hoes right now
    when we're ready to grow up and mature
    we'll look back to hip-hop, like y'all did before
     
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