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Postby Tiki » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:56 am

So, for one of my classes final I had to write two raps songs. One for parents who are concerned about the influence of hip-hop on their kids. And the other for a 5th grader who is struggling between hip-hop and "acting white". Each one has to be three verses. And there is other grading criteria, but meh meh. This was hard for me seeing how I don't really care what other people think about hip-hop, and I don't think I can write a verse if my life depended on it.....But, I gots tah. I tried to break it up, so you could see where I pause and all, but it's hard.

So far I only got the first one done. And I was wondering what do you all think? Be mean if ya want you aren't grading it, sucka.

For the Parents

Before you make haste judgments on the hip-hop culture,
You gotta look back on it’s history, sit with me,
And listen to what I say, I listen to it,
Every single day
Imma hip-hop teacher, with a little bit of soul, call me a preacher!
Rappers are telling stories like griots of old African Tribes,
Cept they do it over beats and vibes
Continuin’ an old African Tradition.
Call ‘em poets like Amiri Baraka or Nikki Giovanni,
Rapping about urban blacks livin’ in today’s society,
DJ Kool Herc and Grand Masterflash,
Original pioneers, both contributing to the invention of “scratch” and call back cheers
Before the MCs started bustin’ a rhyme
It was the DJ hittin’ beat breaks time after time. and
Break-dancin’ on cardboard boxes, with necks as strong as an ox’s.


Now, I know what you’re thinking that was the past and this is now.
They are degradin’ women,
Tellin’ kids to do drugs or whatever they’re feelin’.
Well, we all can be Lionel Ritchie and dance on the ceilin’.
But, that’s not the best defense,
Let me give you another perspective,
My two pence.
What’s right and wrong varies from persons-to-persons,
But it’s your job to teach your daughters and sons,
What they see on the TV or hear on the radio shouldn't be their main influence,
It should be YOU…The Parents.
Conscientious rap isn’t too hard to find,
Talib Kweli raps about the consequences of holdin’ that nine
Nas had an anthem for the kids called “I can”, some rappers really do give a damn
It got a lot of play, you can find it on Itunes for 99 cents all day, everyday.
What’s hot right now is dope boys who make songs to bump N’ grind to,
Teach your children to expand their mind and they’ll see right through,
Just as you do.


Teaching the kids will only lead to a better hip-hop in the future,
Hip-hop is not dead,
Don’t prey on it like a vulture, just get down with the culture
Look at Pharrell Williams,
He endorses skateboarders, while rapping with Snoop D-O-double-G,
and sings songs about true L-O-V-E
Hip-hop can inspire cleverness and wordplay
You gotta have a large vocabulaary, if you wanna spit rhymes on the dailay,
Or know a lotta of facts,
Otherwise you’ll be kickin’ whack raps
Tell your kids you gotta know mathematics
And don’t become addicts,
If you wanna hop on the mic,
You can ask Mos Def he’ll tell you you’re right
Rap can even have a political agenda
That is more than just “LEGALIZE REEFA”
Gangstarr, Dead Prez, Mr. Lif, and The Geto Boyz
All have intelligent political raps,
nah man no time for cat naps
Hip-hop comes from the streets,
That’s why you hear raw verses and raw beats,
But most artists strive for a better world for their hometown,
And promote a better life for those layin’ their life down
TLC raised awareness for safe sex, R.I.P. to Left Eye, she’s move on to the next
Many rap about the penalties of dealing drugs, whether it’s death or imprisonment,
And how they are lucky to make it out of the Tenaments.
Wu-Tang is for the children according to ODB, one more R.I.P.
And for the record that’s then end of the third verse ya heard, with only one small minimal curse word!


Thanks. ;-D
Last edited by Tiki on Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:24 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Alrighty.

Postby moonhead » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:15 am

it's long. and what kind of bullsh?t classes are you taking up there?

otherwise, nice work. ;-D
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Re: Alrighty.

Postby Tiki » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:17 am

Yeah, I made it long to cover more of the stuff we learned in class.
Bullsh?t classes? Brotha I werks hard up hurr in da cold.
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Re: Alrighty.

Postby josebach » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:48 am

Tiki wrote:Yeah, I made it long to cover more of the stuff we learned in class.
Bullsh?t classes? Brotha I werks hard up hurr in da cold.


Pretty good job, Tiki. I used to be into a rap phase too. We made videos and everything. :-b I just wish there was some way to rap by speaking proper English. With as "cool" as it may be to some, speaking poor English is unprofessional, perpetuates a stereotype of ignorance and is severly holding the culture back. :-/
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Re: Alrighty.

Postby Tiki » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:01 am

Slang is slang man. Some call it ignorant, others just think it's the way they speak. I really don't see it as being cool, I have never even put those two together but I bet people, that's just how they talk in my head.

Now, I got the one for the 5th graders. This one took me a lot longer....

For the 5th Graders
Hip-Hop is for everyone because hip-hop can be made by anyone
Repeat x2 (oooh a chorus!)

Don’t matter where you’re from,
Because the only thing that matter about location,
IS where you’re AT!
Catch me on the mic and I’m about to attack,
The idea of acting white, and hip-hop is just for blacks.
Please, someone define white?
A color, or a shade? (Might've made that up that shade part?)
Not, a boy or girl up in the 5th grade.
You are who you are no getting around it
If your peers don’t like it,
That’s okay, Plenty of other people to cheer hooray, and
Another day, For you to shine like the sun
Anyone can embrace the hip-hop nation

Hip-Hop is for everyone because hip-hop can be made by anyone
Repeat x2

Jane says this, Jane says that,
Jane says you’re white you can’t rap!
But, what Jane doesn’t know is that the biggest buyer of the hip-hop show
Are white kids in the burbs and the ghetto
Jane gets all of her info plus music from MTV and BET,
Where the only hip-hop you see is rap,
And not even in it’s entirety
Where women are dancin’ around wearing very little clothing,
And don’t say a word, unless it’s a sexy whisper gloating, about looks.
But, that ain’t you!
You’re just an avg. 5th grade girl,
Tryin’ to come up in the world, with you book of rhymes!
All in due time, for now you’re much more than a pretty face,
Who likes hip-hop,
But take it in pace with yourself and your age

Hip-Hop is for everyone because hip-hop can be made by anyone
Repeat x2

Buddy says this, Buddy says that, Buddy listens to gangsta rap.
The Game, Young Jeezy, T.I., and Pimp C are his idols.
But what Buddy doesn’t know is that continuing the thug mentality,
Leads to an early death like Pimp C or The Notorious B.I.G.,
You'll end up like T.I. or Shyne, Time in a jail cell,
It ain’t hard to tell,
You’re just an average 5th grade boy,
Who loves raps beats, and postin’ up with your homeboys,
And you know that drugs and guns aren’t toys,
Nothing to be played with,
Girls love bad and tough guys, that's a myth
Call it cooties,
Stick to your duties!
DJ Shadow, The Alchemist, a Typical Cat, and Shawn Wigs,
All white boys with digs,
In the rap game producing beats and droppin’ flows,
Steadily, as if they were a bloody nose.
Take rap in pace with yourself and your age.

Hip-Hop is for everyone because hip-hop can be made by anyone
Repeat x4

N I’M OUT!


Any comment is all good with me, just thought I'd share an assignment....my final! 60 pts each! YIKES!
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Re: Alrighty.

Postby joelamosobadiah » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:44 am

I'm no expert by any means, but they do look like you did a good job man.

All I know if I want to see those videos Josebach made. :-b
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Re: Alrighty.

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:55 am

Nice job Tiki. ;-D


I thought this was funny...
Tiki wrote:hip-hop can be made by anyone


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Re: Alrighty.

Postby Tiki » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:10 pm

Yeah that's that in wee hours of the morning brain. But, I like it.
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Re: Alrighty.

Postby Pats4four » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:20 pm

I think that they're both pretty good and I can feel a certain rhythm to them both but are you going to but a beat on and actually rap or just leave it as it is and hand it in? It'd be cool to actually record it or something and then hand it in because I find soemone rapping to be much more effective than a script of lyrics.
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Re: Alrighty.

Postby Tiki » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:34 pm

Yeah, I asked about that, but he said it didn't matter. It might sway him to give me a better grade, but it wasn't necessary. Maybe I will though for fun. I got a buddy who make beats.
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