Black Poetry : I Heart N. Y. (never even been)

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  1. Hypnotize

    Hypnotize Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    *singing*

    "Oooh I love this girl, she's a superstaaaaarrr !!!

    You can change the world, you're a superstaaaaarrr !!!"



    I should've been your foster child...

    my youth would've b-boy'd my energy into breakdancin
    as life - not fad.

    Mics - not pads, Freestylin would be second nature..

    I should've been your foster child...

    Countless stoops would've held my childhood memories -
    Battery Park - Crown Heights - Brooklyn
    Spanish Harlem - Hells Kitchen
    Jamaica Queens - these places could've been mine,

    all mine.

    Your slang and dress I mimiced and I knew it was gimmick,
    but it's more native to me
    than anything Toledo,Ohio has ever produced.


    I could've been a rhyme in a cipher aimed at
    nothing and everything -

    I could've been a kiss on a fire escape overlooking
    4 blocks of bodegas and nappy headed kids-
    overlooking nothing and everything.

    I could've been Serendipity's new york moment -
    full of nothing and everything.

    I could've kept the Crips and Bloods out
    of our NY state of mind - that's some west coast
    **** anyway.

    Subway trains scream my name as brakes burn
    rails and tags burn buildings and eyes burn
    memories onto brain waves burning ...

    Hot 97 might as well be Bigfoot to me -
    I hear about it, but have no actual knowledge -

    My senses need your crowded streets
    and endless peaks of towering heaps
    of brick and metal - piercing skies
    giving rise to reasons to aim eyes up high.



    Nevermind the gunplay -
    be'n me in NYC would've been easy -er
    instead of these greasy verbs
    that don't do **** in toledo
    cuz they slide.
    Non-stick pan, Ohio
    our chameleon night life - our non-committal
    courtship w/ what could become culture.

    I could've been your baby ...
    Nurtured with underground understanding -
    Mothered by bridges and movement
    grassrooting big apple trees in my psyche...

    I could've been spoonfed that ol' Boom Bap.
    Already sweating in my infancy.
    Cutting my teeth on your countless streets
    and art in between the beat.

    In between... the beat.

    I could've learned to hate out of towners -
    Hell, I do that anyway.

    Cuz if you're not for us then you are against us -
    simple and plain, and I was told that I
    am
    from New York
    by
    New York - nevermind the details of
    me never coming within 100 miles of the actual city limits.


    We could've saved, savored and held each other.

    Busy, busy, busy - you are my pulse,
    dizzying the heights of my empire NY
    state of mind -
    my entire place of grind
    is a thin wire stretched over the knowledge
    of falling and still not landing where i belong.

    Home is where the heart is,
    and I love toledo - but I heart NY.
     
  2. NADIA*BINTA

    NADIA*BINTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yo.... you're a superstaaaaarrr !!!... lyrically deep, the pictures seep right into the mind... loved the flow :)

    peace
     
  3. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed dis hit deep in da mental
    sang!!!!! poetically sprayed ......
     
  4. aqueenpassing

    aqueenpassing Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice

    Images flowed and your words produced a supstar scribe....
    keep expressing your self!

    AqueenPassing
    :wave:
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    so lyrical and beautiful , Im there with you. sweet flow :)
     
  6. Hypnotize

    Hypnotize Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you

    yeah - that song by K-OS just
    put me in the right place.

    I really do feel that I should've been an
    east coast head -
    I love The Glass City - but I need that ... that vibe.
     
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