Man I hate rap, but if the shoe fits, wear it
I've become a freak of nature all the kids stare at
Who walk around bumping RAW with the # blaring
Saying "# school" and dropping out like a miscarriage
And I'm ashamed I played a part in this devilish game
Making your common sense perish
But I ain't taking the full blame
Cause most of you chumps running around here ain't never had strict parents
All of your brain cells rotting from weed
You feeling like if you ain't got it, life's not as complete
You having sex with every-mother#in'-body you see
With a past so dark that Satan'd jump out of his seat
But still you out in these streets thinking you hot as can be
Without the knowledge to lead so you just follow the sheep
Making sure your lame swag is all polished and clean
While your favorite rapper's like "Yeah, he got it from me"
You been brainwashed by a fake life that you're used to livin'
When I say the word "fun", what do you envision?
Probably drinking and smoking out with your crew
And chilling with clueless women you trying to bang, bumping New Edition
Is that all you think life really is
Well if so, then you're a #ing idiot
I honestly feel like grabbing your head and hitting it
Matter of fact, you don't even deserve a brain; GIMME IT!
Do you even have any goals
Aside from bagging these hoes and packing a bowl
Well let me guess- No
You're only in school because your parents make you go
And all you do is play beer pong and hang out with your bros
Yo, society's got you living for a whack cause
You're a #ing adult with no skills at all
You don't read any books or play ball
You don't draw, you literally do nothing at all
Still you fiend for the glamorous fruits
You don't have cause you idolize rappers that do
And all they say is "I got money and it's stacked to the roof"
And now you think that it's gon' magically just happen to you
How? Your lazy ass don't commit to labor
You pick something up, try it out, and put it down two minutes later
Then you complain about your life cause it ain't getting catered
Now whoever tries to call you on your bull#'s a hater
You wanna succeed, you have to try
Or one day you'll get older and regret it all cause you can't provide
Your friends are lowlifes, don't act surprised
Look, just cut the bad fruit off of the tree, make the sacrifice
Girls, stop acting like you want a guy with traits like Romeo
Bitch that's a #ing lie
You always talk about how every man's fake
And you can't take it and you want something real
Shut up tramp, save it
Twice a week you put on your makeup and damn bracelets
And head to the club half-naked with your ass shaking
Pulling a lowlife nigga who claim he cash making
Til you let him hit and find out he work at the gas station
One of them niggas got you pregnant and you can't raise it
But you caused it, your actions made a fat statement
You want Romeo, then act patient
And stop fronting like he in the club posted in the back waitin'
It's the club, where guys put on a new persona
After they get loaded with a few coronas
They always shouting and wild out with habits that very few condone of
Then they look for beautiful brainless bitches like you to bone 'em
Then when they leave you, you cry and cry
Talking 'bout, "Oh my god I can't find a guy
I've spent so many years and I've tried and tried
Why am I even on Earth? I should die"
You want Romeo, you're not worthy
You're nasty and probably got herpes
Sometimes the secret to find is to stop searching
Try a new formula, cause your last one's not working
The term "real nigga"'s publicly used
And I need to know what it means, cause I'm #ing confused
Are you one for always busting your tool
With nothing to lose and something to prove to homies up in your crew
Is it because you're selling drugs to get loot
And brag about how you done been shot and stabbed
Like it's fun to be you
But your life's a struggle, right, and you just hustling through
Nah, you hamster ass nigga, you just stuck in a loop
Man, why do black people gotta be the only ones who can't evolve
Cause you in the streets acting like a neanderthal
It's clear you can't stand the law, you're lost as an abandoned dog
And all you're interested in is fighting, rapping, and basketball
I can't even # with you, cause if we out in public
You gon' get caught stealing some # and get my ass in trouble, too
You'll get old and be nothing
Living life in these streets, thugging and starting # with anybody mean mugging
Look at you, a real nigga, thinking your life's cool
Girls used to turn me down for guys who were like you
'Til you grab their heart and shove a spearhead right through
Then they regret it because it wasn't the right move
Your real nigga talk seems bogus
A real nigga don't brag about being real as long as he knows it
And his future doesn't seem hopeless
A real nigga stays out of jail, handles #, and he keeps focused
So all you rappers whose soul is out in the wrong
You inspire the issue I wrote about in this song
You go to pile on the young who roam around in the slums
See this is what happens when rap's overcrowded with bums
Hope the hour is long when I'm rolling out with your tongue
The man above is my guide, you know the power is strong
All you menacing freaks are only in it for cheese
And the mass control limit was breached - # hip-hop
They only in it for cheese, and any eyewitness can see
They purposely making the innocent weak
My existence on this planet's for you, I ain't only here to benefit me
Yo, we need to make a change while there's still time
It is hard, and sometimes I struggle trying to reveal mine
I can guide you if you feel blind
I just need you to be willing to journey into my ill mind
Well, I do like rap, especially intelligent rap and this guys has definitely got chops ...
Buuut ... lets talk about the OP for a second.
The ENTIRE generation?? That's a big call ... and very big, very generalising call.
Sure there are teenagers out there just like the ones described in the lyrics, but there is also lots n lots of teenagers out there that are
motivated, respectful, confident, compassionate human beings ... despite being teenagers!
There are also lots of teenagers in between both these extremes.
So the teenagers he is describing in his lyrics are a small yet very visual part of the teenage population.
There is another thing to understand about it as well - Teenagers are not adults and we should not expect adult things from them ...
Why do I say that? Well, they almost there but the almost bit is a really really significant difference ... . It's a physical thing ... in the brain
... it's called the frontal lobe and it's only about 80% developed in teenagers ... in fact it doesn't fully develop until the late 20's or even 30's
.... explains a lot about my life ...
The part of the teen brain not yet fully developed is the frontal lobe, which is the part of the brain that manages impulse control, judgment,
insight, and emotional control. So when teens engage in risky and/or foolish behavior, it's not just that they don't have life experience to know
better, but that their brains have difficulty assessing consequences.
So not only do they not have the life experience to teach them lessons and gain wisdom, but they can't actually learn very much from those
experience's if they do have them! But they do like to rebel, take risks and try things ... even if, or rather especially if we tell them we can't ...
and it's their brain that makes them do it!
It's actually why the human race is still alive today - The risk taking teenagers challenged the status quo and led to innovation and exploration and
So the problems described in the lyrics are not completely the fault of the teenager ... they are partly, if not completely, our societies fault.
We want our teenagers to "fit it to the adult world and do what they are told and to have respect for the elders and to grow up and be responsible"
despite the fact that in most case the simply cannot physically capable of doing it. And then we punish them or shame them or send them to boarding
school and wonder were it all went wrong ... when it was us all along!
We need to understand, nurture, respects and celebrate our teenage population ... We, the ageing ultimately dependent population, will benefit hugely
from our younger generations being given the freedom to grow and develop their growing and developing brains in the way they are suposed to do ...
instead of trying to fit a round peg in a square hole ...
So I would say that the OP should say "A small percentage of this generation summed up in 5 mins but it's the generation we like to bitch about
because we find it so hard to communicate and understand them even though so many of us were just like them at their age but we just didn't have so
many distractions and if we took a second we would remember all the adults from the previous generation saying EXACTLY the same things about
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Subscribed! That was brilliant, absolutely brilliant thanks allot for sharing, I love artists like him. The UK underground scene has bee
going this way for a while now, focusing on the same message that hes getting across.
Here's an artist I'm sure you will admire, hes called Akala. I'll just link one of his 'freestyles'
If a Chinese rapper were to say "die chink, die..." Everybody would be like... "what is wrong with this guy?" But some of us have become so
accustomed, To just behave disgusting, We think it's just our behaviour, and it ain't worth discussing, Or worse yet; that it's cultural
expression, But who owns Beretta? And who owns Smith And Wesson? Who owns the car you're driving that you thinks defining who you are, Running from
yourself you find there's no hiding... So, boast about your Prada and your Christian Dior, Still security will follow you when you're in the store,
You could boast about your platinum chains, And your diamond rings, Whilst kids in Sierra Leone keep on losing limbs... Act like you've got no brain,
And you ain't got no shame, And say "so what, I'm getting dough" but you're pawns in the game, They're laughing at the little coons, Who really
think they're goons, Real goons don't wear platinum chains, they wear ties and suits, They don't live in the States and sell flake, They invade
with guns and tanks, and take your whole State, mate,
Well your thread title = completely false. Those lyrics don't sum up a generation; they crudely yet accurately describe an American subculture & a
facet of the general modern youth. An entire generation, not even close...
As for the lyrics, they do apply and are counter to the mainstream rap culture; but they apply in no way to the underground & indie, which is far
bigger than most people realize. There's a tiny group of mainstream rappers that for the most part are talentless materialist, compromising the tip
of the iceberg. They get paid well to perpetuate the nonsense. Then there's everybody else.
Despite this rapper (Hopsin) speaking out in this particular video, his style isn't my cup of tea. Ironically the vibe I'm getting is still that
tired out mainstream "I'm here to save hiphop/I'm above all these phony rappers" type. If you listen to the preceding "Ill mind of Hopsin 4"
you'll see that he doesn't really deviate at all. The lyrics are nothing new i.e his wordplay is not profound; his flow is pretty good. If he speaks
to you then hey, have at it.
Hell yeah, real talk.
I'll have to look into more of his work.
And, for those who are interested in more enlightening hip hop music, check out this verse from Miggs Son Daddy, who is a member of my band,
Word of Mouth.
We are an 8-piece hip-hoppin', funk droppin', space-rockin' musical tribe out of Savannah, Ga.
This is a verse from our song, 'Generation Why?'
Where you at, man?
You're dodgin' the truth
Mind made, man's mold not acknowledgin' the youth
News got you swollowin' the blaspheme, catastrophe
You ask me? They're hidin' the proof
Digital chips slid into wrists
They tried to get me.... na, swing and a miss
You need somethin' fresh? Here, listen to this...
The instrumental rhythm's givin' visual bliss
The physically fit, smooth flow, lyrical #
Word of Mouth makin' movies, still givin' you hits
Take a deep breath...
And absorb the orb from the mic chord
Store it as a light source
I turn the lights off, cherry the L tip
Inscriptin' psychedelic relics from my felt tip
I can't help it, mics get melted when I get heated
Never get the feeling that I'm helpless
G-Why - the generation of civilization
Mad frustrated wit the hatred, runnin' out of patience
We keep debatin', over-inflatin'
When cure lies in the true lines that I'm statin'
I can do that... I thought you knew that
I slap you in the face with that true old school rap
Pro-Tools crack, all over the map
World's Orbital Rings Design whole new tracks
We are in tune with the stars
Translated through the drum, bass and guitar
Musical elements celebrating the reverence
Of intelligence with a unified eloquence
Check the evidence - words are reverb'd
And served through the curves
Of your central nerve crevices
Not the type to follow the masses
So, if you live the same way raise up your glasses
Stimulating vision, Word of Mouth is on a mission
A coalition bringin' ancient wisdom
Bridgin' the division
Your television is emitting cynical images
Criminal politicians are killin' me
So I'm singin'........
Coming from a fellow tennager himself, (surprised?), I can tell you that at least in American culture, everything metioned above is pretty much
acurate. Sure there are a couple of teens out there such as myself who have values, overall respect, goals, and etc... but the majority of the other
teenagers that surroud me are low lifes and this is coming from a reasonably high income zone in California where my family moved to in order to get
away from things like this. You would think that in a nice zone, mostly caucasian residents (not to insult anyone), there would be small troubles but
it's not about where you live anymore. Tennagers around me are out f*cking sh*t up at night, no longer smoking weed because now it's all about
heroin, listening to hip hop that idolizes cash, and crime. My point being that if anyone nows this generation, it would be me and this song infact
does sum up this generation at least in the way he describes it.
-Kids only go to school because their parents make them.
-Kids getting pregnant at 16
-Kids envisioning a good time that always involves drugs and alcohol
It's not something that wasn't there before this generation, BUUUUT... It is something that grew from being that one kid that dropped out of high
school or that one girl in high school with a baby to that one kid who graduated from high school or that one girl who didn't get pregnant in high
school. The abnormal is now the new standard normal.
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