The Adventures Of A Hip Hop Fanboy

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The idea that Hip Hop is a slowly dying art form is a perfectly acceptable opinion

When you’re only taking into consideration 

80% of what’s in the mainstream 

So many irresponsible lessons 

Being fed to the younger generations

And as it breaks my heart 

I start to realise that those lessons were there

From the very start 

You see

My early teens

Can be

Pretty much 

Summed up

With these 5 things

Hip hop

Hardcore

Dc comics

Mike Patton 

Twin Peaks

And let's be honest

At the age of 35

Not a whole lot has actually changed

In my life

Now

To me hip hop and hardcore 

Were always interchangeable 

Ethical 

And political 

With a message to rise above it all 

But the misogyny

Racism 

And homophobia run deep

If you just read between the lines

That our “heroes” once did speak

Growing up listening to Dre 

And the D o double G

I didn’t think saying Bitch was meant to be derogatory 

I just wanted to be cool

Like every other mother fucker in my school

I wore my onyx hoodie with pride

Wu Tang hat tipped to one side 

And it's not like the music

Was anything I could relate too

Never had use for an AK

Didn't need to drop any fools 

Because life's pretty mundane

In the w.g.c

It's kinda lame being B.r.i.d.g.e 

You see

Small town kids feel the need to 

Feel bigger 

So they start acting tuff

And using the word n.......

Inappropriate words

Inappropriate turns of phrase 

So many homophobic slurs 

It's like it's a crime to be gay 

Which is not ok 

So what I did next was

Branched out and finally found music

That actually spoke to me

Mos Def

Jurassic 5

Del

Gil

Dilated Peoples 

Public Enemy 

Still from streets that 

I've never walked

But endorsing an ethic

That I could support

Hip hop with a conscious thought 

Listening to every word

KRS-ONE taught

I found wisdom

In his lyricism

Couldn't help but sit and listen

To every lesson

That he was teaching

The words he was preaching 

Soon became my religion

So now it's 2015 

And you wanna tell me

That Hip Hop needs to get in the fucking sea? 

Well before you make that decision 

My suggestion is to go listen to Doomtree

Talib Kweli 

Brother Ali

Atmosphere 

Scroobius Pip 

Run The Jewels

Sage Francis

MF DOOM

B Dolan 

Saul Williams

They remind us

That

Hip hop is art 

A way to voice our opinions 

Hip hop is a way

For us to rage

Against the system

Not a platform for racism 

Violence 

And sexism 

Hip hop should be poetry 

And not your misogyny

So if you wanna ask me 

who needs to get in te fucking sea?

Well...... It's Drake 

innit

Obviously

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