Black Poetry : UrbanSploitation

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  1. UniverSouL

    UniverSouL Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    UrbanSploitation

    Our urban way of life
    is being packaged and
    sold back to us by
    exploiters and capitalists
    Who insist upon benefiting
    from every aspect of our culture

    These vultures spy on
    our communities to see
    what we're doing next
    Then take it back to the lab
    to put it all into context
    So that they come up with
    the best product

    But we are the producers
    of the fashion, the music,
    and the slang
    from which they claim
    and continue to gain and gain

    We create it
    They copywrite it
    and then replace it
    with an identity that
    still has the essence of our souls
    But of all of this, we have no control

    Hired spies patrol
    ghettos and urban streets
    to see whets the latest
    flavor of the week
    Hidden deep inside street blocks
    are representatives of Nike,
    Timberland and Reebok

    They jock for position
    with intensions on turning
    the pulse of the people
    into profit
    These monopolistic monsters
    sponsor music and athletic events
    to capitalize, so it all makes perfect cents

    And sense we don't stand up to them
    we continue to be their slaves
    Everybody benefits right?
    So there's really no foul play

    Especially when we have learned
    to join them in their pursuit of
    becoming infinitaires
    Choosing not to stop or boycott them,
    but creating our own brews, juices and wears
    Becoming the new aires of the billions
    we blacks spend in order to look fly or fit in

    The cycle spins
    When will it end?

    As long as we remain hungry
    to spend and spend
    We won't be the ones that win

    They'll continue to creep
    into our urban habitats to hijack
    and we'll continue to buy that
    fly hat or rapper promoted SUV that's "phat"

    To the bank they're off
    and we're the ones they're laughin' at

    UniverSouL
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes indeed u hit on the head
    speak da truth let it be heard !
    welcome to destee.com poetry playground
     
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    true love Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    lord...you really hit the nail on the head and broke it right down the middle... your message is strong and so loud and clear...you didn't stutter not once...i hope we all heard this one!
     
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    word son...
    capitalist pigs
    always trying to steal a swig
    since the days of out houses
    and powdered wigs...

    nice...me likes dis joint...alot
    peace
    khasm
     
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    HotDAYUUM! You hit the nail on the head UniverSoul! I was just building with a sistafriend of mine today on this very subject! We allow these "culture vultures" to steal and manipulate every aspect of our culture without question, and then they sell it back to us. They want to savor the flavor of Blackness without the struggle. Sound the alarm! It's a Stolen Legacy! I am glad you penned this truth. Much respect!
     
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    Universoul....you are droppin maaaad knowledge here.
    I refuse to be a surface thinker....gotta look beyond and
    find the deeper meaning....everything that appears to be
    good, isn't.........as you taught us here...

    feeling ya vibe!
     
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    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    spittin tha truth, aww yeah. And with style. Welcome to tha family, man.
     
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    UniverSouL...u definitely belong on the first page with dis one :)
    spreadin wisdom and intellect that is fleeting these days
    I am SO happy we got some more poets wit depth back on this board :)
    PLEASE flow on :)
     
  9. UniverSouL

    UniverSouL Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Peace and Strength to you All,

    Thank you for all of your comments and/or compliments. I really appreciate everything.

    I'm a poet for the people and the Truth.
    Glad to be hear to share my knowledge and wisdom with you all.

    Also, I'm glad to be a part of the family! Thanks. :)

    Peace,
    UniverSouL
    http://www.authorsden.com/christopherdsimsakauniversoul
     
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    As a DJ, I would like to dedicate this to all the suburbaanites who l and ex-mickey mouse club members who fake front, pirate, imitate and recreate in order to get paid ......STICK TO Garth.

    Thank you my Brotha...........One Love