Black Poetry : Lady Hip Hop

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  1. Giovanni

    Giovanni Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    the 18th Letter made me a believer
    that hip hop'll be back soon, emcees would no longer
    rely on beats & corny cliches to carry their whole LPs

    i knew it when i heard, "Mahogany"
    ...before you were an acronym chant'd on the 13th track
    of an 8 mile struggle---audible & shrink wrapp'd

    ...see hip hop'll be back soon
    she's been in rehab ‘cause rape crisis hotlines
    weren't available when she was taken
    against her will...

    but she won't be gone long...

    she's learnin to trust again...

    plus, Common ain't holdin grudges 'cause he knows
    it ain't her fault, & Pharoahe's too busy ticklin her with syllables
    to ask her for a platinum chain, while Talib's been in her hospital room
    at her bedside, serenadin & callin her from a coma...

    callin her home...the prodigal daughter, soon to wear reggae
    ragga and conscious calypso like a sarong across her torso...

    oh “Lady Hip Hop,” born of the streets
    ...the graffiti tagg’d, beat box’d body of the city
    where rhymes run feral & chaotic...barefoot
    & adolescent, tearin over concrete...

    tearin from limbo to infinity...
    waitin for the return of substance
    & consciousness...

    waitin for you to love yourself again...
     
  2. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    *Legacy applauds* This piece is DA BOMB! You laced this with absolute passion, power, truth, and skilled lyricism. Peeps should not sleep on this one. Yes, hip hop will find its redemption and the bling bling scourge will die away. I am so feeling this. This is going to inspire me to write my own hip hop piece. Thanks for the inspiration! Much respect and PEACE!
     
  3. MissPoetik

    MissPoetik Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    word! i feel you. hip hop is gone. and much props for recognizing those who still keep it real. :wink:
     
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    I really hope so...

    I'm getting tired of listening to old rap tapes.

    That's right, I still rock tapes.
     
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    i knew i wasn't the only one
    tired of bling bling....

    Lord willing i'll be sure to give
    my people more on an album
    then mere cliches

    I feel you

    NittyGritt ReddClay
     
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    dope dope dope

    i used to love her
    brings back memmories

    great work

    while Talib's been in her hospital room
    at her bedside, serenadin & callin her from a coma

    and u even gave a shot out to my man talib that new album is bangin......that is hip hop and the common is nice to if you havent heard but what bout my man NAS?

    his album is bangin as well

    but look at me babbeling on bout nothing

    great poem
    loved every line

    would love to see more of your work
     
  7. diva08

    diva08 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    aaaaaaahhh. tight.

    d
     
  8. exotiqua

    exotiqua New Member MEMBER

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    This is the first thread I read bein' new to the site. This was every bit worth of my time. Your piece is floetic and I'm really feelin' everything that you had to say on this. You get much respect on your flow for this one.
     
  9. Giovanni

    Giovanni Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you, yall...

    and exotiqua.. i'm glad my poem was worth every bit of your time.. that really means alot to me.. thanks again yall for the kind words and support.. but can someone answer me this? where in the world is N2UrSoul?
     
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    G, you hit it with this. i cant even listen to rap/hip hop now and days cuz its just not real anymore. i too will be happy when times of old as reached the present

    say it!
     
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