Black Poetry : The Beat Generation

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by UniverSouL, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. UniverSouL

    UniverSouL Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We are the beat generation
    We bob our heads to
    bombastic, mind boggling
    beats and butt shaking beats

    We bombard clubs to
    be controlled by rhythms
    that hypnotize our souls
    Seduced by the syncopation
    and combinations of drums
    and melodies

    We are the beat generation
    We are motivated by music
    that does nothing to elevate
    our minds but stimulates us
    to move our behinds
    Blind to the fact that
    today’s raps
    promote violence with gats
    attack women and slap
    our children
    with destructive messages
    and images

    Yes, the beat is bangin’
    but we need positivity and hope
    Not music that does not promote
    growth

    We need to more than bob
    our heads and shake our butts
    to dope cuts
    They’re not merely enough
    to get us through these times
    that are tough

    We should be more
    concerned about the
    messages being
    delivered in rhymes

    The beat is only the
    back ground
    that enhances the
    rhythm and sound
    of poetry

    No longer should we let
    the beat bang and bang
    us to death with us only
    being left with the
    satisfaction of being moved
    physically
    Music is meant to elevate
    us mentally and spiritually

    We need more than the beat!
    We need more than the beat!
    We need more than the beat!

    UniverSouL
    All rights reserved
    2003
     
  2. triniti424

    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    MmmmHmmm...
    thank you for this my brotha...
    now if you just send this to everyone blak family in the world...cause it really needs to be told

    those beats
    those beats
    sending ill messages into our streets
    making children think they're grown
    young age of 10 leavin home alone
    all this we condone
    with those subliminal songs
    that we know are wrong
    its time for a fix
    lets take back our music...do a remix

    flow on with your wisdom my brotha...
     
  3. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i like this ....
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow! i can feel dis and hear it too
    tyte flow
     
  5. Nia Maishani

    Nia Maishani Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    With the tyteness...

    Fa sho'!

    :spinstar::spinstar::spinstar::spinstar::spinstar:
     
  6. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    lovin' this...
     
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    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    eyes wide open
    feelin the message
    wonderful scribe
    Peace
     
  8. UniverSouL

    UniverSouL Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks...

    everybody for your comments and inspirational words.

    i appreciate them.

    peace,
    UniverSouL
     
  9. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    unfortunately I have ta agree with u, UniverSoul. The music just doesn't mean as much anymore.
     
  10. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is so real.......we are def' a generation
    that gets caught up on the beat the rhythm
    and fail to take time to hear the messages
    that so easily escape us...

    this was like whoa...with the consciousness
    and profundity of flow!
     
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