Black Poetry : The Artist Formerly Known As and Is Again

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by cherryblossom, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    With all the "think-they-are-the-first-to-discover-anything" attitude
    An impertinent young man (with a mouth smarter than his head)
    (directed at me!)
    One day
    Had the nerve to say
    That I was too old and didn't know anything about PRINCE.
    As he listened to one of his latest CDs
    I laughed and informed him
    That his generation was just the "Music-Man's"
    Most recent and latest devotees....

    That I knew PRINCE
    Before he
    (this little "whipper-snapper")
    Was born!
    When on an album cover, upon a horse he sat
    And long, feathered hair was
    The ONLY thing he'd worn!
    Back when there was a whole lotta Controversy
    Because he'd used the Lord's Prayer
    And the world was shocked
    At such cockiness to so disrespectfully dare
    To infuse his wild, "Devil's Music" with
    A revered, Holy invocation
    Mixing it into his "dirty" lyrical creation

    Yes, I knew PRINCE
    Long before Rain was Purple
    Or when the Doves Cried
    Back when the playing "discs"
    Were 12 & 7 inches wide!
    And you purchased them at the Reckud Sto'
    By saving up your little change no matter
    How economically-challenged or down-right po'!
    From 8-Tracks to 33s and 45s to Cassettes
    But you just HAD to have whatever was
    The "Boogie-Down" latest
    From one-hit-wonders
    To Motown, Buddhah, Stax, and Atlantic's recorded Greatest!

    And, when he performed at the Super Bowl
    Half-Time Show
    Just like the fans who were there
    I was also on my feet
    Right in the middle of my living room flo'
    Dancin' and prancin' and Cabbage-Patchin'
    'Til my old @zz was fare-thee spent!
    And then wondered to myself
    Just where the years went!

    So, yes, dear Child
    I DO know me some PRINCE.
    I knew him way back then, since, and still will hence!
     
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    PLATINUMILLITY1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ha Ha HA HA
    I like the old lady talk...reminds me of how people see myself

    Very cool sister..very cool

    Made some questions rise....

    The Lord's Prayer!?!

    :?:
     
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    i, too, have known the princester, for quite some time...

    but i won't corrupt your beautiful lines with my corny crumb lines...just know that i knew him before he became a Prince...before he got a band, when he played all the instrumentals...then had to come up with a band when he was ready to tour. WAY BACK WHEN.

    nicely done.

    would you care for a ride in my little, red corvette? we can put the top down.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    The classic of this joint takes me back to dem days way back when up til today
    on da man known as PRINCE..........Love this flow and teaching ole skol way.
     
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    Thank you, Platinum! Yes ma'am, the Lord's Prayer! It was sho nuff "controversial!"
    "Annie Christian was sumpn else too!"


    Thank you much, Baller!
    Well, I better not get in your car. I don't have my "Raspberry Beret" with me and I'm pretty liberal but not as much as "NIKKI!" LOL!
    But I was trying to keep it a li'l clean and not mention "Soft and Wet" or "Jack U Off" or "Head" or "Sexy Dancer!"
    :lol:

    So, while you cruise in the Vette, I'll just be "Still Waiting." :wink:

    Thank a bunch, Rich.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There are those artists, that the younger generation are fans of, but feel they know them through and through, and what in the world could we know about them...lol. Prince is one of those artists. Thank you for bringing back those memories poetess.
     
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    You said it, Watz! And when they hear US singing along to the remixes/re-dos they have, they got the nerve to say, "What you know 'bout that?!"

    I tell 'em I know the ORIGINAL, not the "beat-biter!" lol
     
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    Bless u Blossom...

    I still have my cuban heels boots..from those days...hahhaahahha

    Lilpea :1on1:
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    A picture is worth a thousand words! *hint! hint!* lol


    Thanks, Lilpea!
     
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    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    cherryblossom

    That's right...check'em. :D

    Nicely done, poet.

    :toast:
     
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