posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 11:22 PM
Hell yeah, there's many faces of rap, the majority only see the fake side.
What i mean, if you hate "rap" that you hear on the radio and MTV, i don't blame you. That's just a different flavor of the ClearChannel Mafia,s
Real hip hop is the complete opposite of what you're exposed to, it's spiritual, wise, intelligent, and as empowering as any path can be.
Most of real hip hop comes from followers of islam, and the roots of what we know as "street knowledge" has evolved from the "Five Percent", the
Nation of Gods and Earths, the teachings of Clarence 13X which is basically a lyrically poetic condensation of the basic principles of righteousness
according to Islam. "Knowing the science" used to mean being able to drop "The 120" right off the top, proving that you actually know something
besides how much your shoes cost. As well as "dropping math" is in reference to the incorporation of Allah's mathematices, and the numerology of
the cosmos, so to speak. The intent of the original teachings was to spread the base knowledge of Islam orally and in a way that can be understood
by the underpriveliged, illiterate, uneducated, and those who would otherwise fall through the cracks, so to speak.
You'd never know that by seeing snoop dogg hollerin about whips and booty and cash like some exceptionally retarded clown. Sad.
But yeah, ANYBODY can rap, when my lifestyle had me in the center of things for the past few years, i spent EVERY DAY and i mean EVERY DAY
freestyling, battling, killing the booth, and cyphering with all kinds of cats. Literal lyrical samurai type thing, i could be challenged and
tested at ANY time. I ran a neighborhood sandwich shop and was there all the time, so anybody could walk in to test at any time. Not to mention
when i was off in my waking hours i could be tested, and i've had my rap fam test me froma dead sleep, they'd put a beat on, tap me on the
shoulder, and hand me the mic. Training.
And cats WOULD walk in and come thest sometimes, and most of the time i'd just straight flow and they'd not even step, but on occasion i'd
encounter somebody that could actually rap. I'd tear em up with ease, it's just no thing when you live that way. I'm also into ambushing
rappers and catching up with cats that rap for a living and break 'em off. One such occasion i caught a team of 2 cats who just rocked the house at
a show they were headlining, and after they stepped off i crept to the stage, gave the DJ a nod to open my mic and spin a beat, and as they were
leaving stage i set it off like a bomb and had the house get ridiculous. They come running back up to the stage like they were gonna set it staight.
It was funny, they run up like yellin "Aw HELL NAWWW!" and i stepped off when they grabbed mics and they come in like full force, both of 'em
kickin routines, tag team style, 2 on 1, and i played with 'em for a few bars to see what they got. When i actually went for the kill it was no big
deal to take out the first foe with a few swift lyrical blows,, he rasied his hands "that's it" told his partner he's on his own and stepped off.
At least i found out who's a true warrior, this kid that was left was a maniac, he had mad heart and skills to back it up and it took a few more
rounds of straight kung-fu madness i gave them their props and invited 'em back to my stage anytime to test.
Freestyle rap and lyricism is the ultimate path to freedom of expression, because of the precise way you can apply words and rhythm can become
anything. Rap, and you breathe life, give birth to concepts, you create your reality if you paint word in the air like painting graf on a wall.
Now I'm out of the scene so i don't get to rap with anybody anymore, i still shadowbox constantly and i got my skills all set to go. I'm always
on the hunt for cats to battle but nobody kicks anymore. Everybody i used to rap with is all spread out.
I want to get back to battling, and i'd really like to hit up some big battle comps, like if i find out the Rap Olympics is gonna be on again, i'll
show up and make sure i snatch the mic. If i can find battles and comps with cash prizes i'll go rap for a living. And not for the money, but for
the love of it, i just wanna test my skills, and i kinda miss the lyrical samurai type life, it makes it real. When it comes to battling, i just
love the taste of fresh blood on my blades.
But yeah, rap is fun, except for that crap on tv and radio, that's as real as professional wrestling.