Black Poetry : Whose Hip-Hop?

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by PositiveMindset, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I reminisce of days past
    When Hip-Hop was a culture of blacks.
    Now, there are so many hip-rockers & soulful white girls
    that grew up on country music now singing over hot tracks.
    I remember when they openly despised us.
    Now they openly try to be like us.
    Wearin' throwbacks & du-rags
    Tryin' to dap & makin' sure their pants sag.
    Like black culture is a fad.

    They go home to their suburban pads
    Go in their rooms they share with noone & immerse
    in the ways of black.
    Spending hours practicing slang, raps, & graf.
    I could count on one hand all of the white kids we were cool with.
    Now you have to see the face that a voice is being used with.

    Sometimes it makes me laugh & shake my head
    When I see some graf and the artist's tag is Ned.
    Listen to an alternative station & they play 50 Cent after Godsmack.
    Give us our culture back.
    I call the white kids that try to be black Whack.
    That's white-black in case you have to ask.

    We should've taken control when Bo Derek started wearing cornrows.
    We let them infiltrate our music genres, from blues to reggae & rock&roll.
    History has shown us that they're culture vultures.
    Take a look at their portrayal of Egyptian pharoahs.
    They have blond hair & that long narrow nose.
    They even made Jesus white
    When the people in Jerusalem now are light complected.
    And that's from centuries of cross-breeding.

    I listen to & like rock, but I don't rty to be a rocker.
    So why do these white kids try so hard to be hip-hoppers?
    They try to live a thug life with an ice grill
    but they don't go through the situations that cause it.
    They think it comes from the Sean John & Ecko gear
    they have hanging in their closets.
    That's total deception.

    Look at me, my appearance is mine,
    but I'll quickly thug out if someone crosses that line.
    I was designed by hard times
    forced on me by he haves with charred minds.
    And it's nothing to glorify.
    Free yourself.
    Be yourself.
     
  2. krazelyricks

    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Indeed....if tha truth was to be told....you just told it.......that was flamin and truthful in every way......I'm lovin' it.....if only they could hear it....tha ones that portrait themselves like us.....I know it's not everybody....dear good I know that....but it seems that some are confused.....
     
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    eternal Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Tight, and I feel ya, just had that convo the other day!!
    Keep it flowin'!!
    Eternal
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    work it on out ....peak on
     
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    PositiveMindSet...

    I have become endeared to your work...
    this was packed full of profundity...
    and awareness...it makes you wonder
    why we don't take a stand against
    having our culture stolen...watered down
    and represented...with a different face...

    this was Awesome!
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    str8 flow...
    keep them comin...:angel1:
     
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    icandi Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    [im really feeling this peace nice flow
     
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    tru indeed brotha...
    cats nowdays will sell their soul
    to go gold...
    and like epmd said
    rap is outta control...
    for sho dude...
    tyte scribe
    peace
    khasm
     
  9. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is a subject that is truly dear to me.

    One of the first songs I ever remember hearing was Rappers Delight.

    I sometimes wonder what our pioneers think about the situation as it stands.

    Thank you for feeling this piece, hopefully we'll overstand what is really goin on & bring an abrupt end to it.

    One word to leave with.

    Boycott.
     
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    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    oh so tragically true...the true tragedy lies when our own become complacent and sit by and allow the disrespect to continue...

    flow on my brotha...your voice is needed
     
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