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Who Killed Hip-Hop?

Author: 7makaveli
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you know what it is....

Who Killed Hip-Hop?

Do not go exploring the the depths of your wisdom
Corporate America has simply found its newest victim
Rooted in the art of contractual negotiations
Artists have forgotten their moral obligations
The deterioration is visible through lyrical evaluation
justifying why you're "hot" does not take imagination
Gone are the days of storytellers and sophistication
Simply make up a dance and become an overnight sensation
I agree that the craft did not come with a set of instructions
Opened the door for a scrawny li'l "Soulja" of destruction
Although, no singly entity is responsible for this tragedy
As you can see, it is the undesired product of apathy
Society needs an authentic expression through its cultural arts
Not some record executives with sights on the charts
Hip-Hop is not Crunk, nor Snap, nor Pop
It is an inspirational reservior that fills the empty pots
However, this identity crisis has rendered it lifeless
When one stares into the dark they will likely think they're sightless
Believe me, hope comes before ignorance and other vices
A generation is starving for knowledge let us revive it
So as long as you and I are out there rhymin' well, Hip-hop may be somewhere alive and well

Submitted on 2008-02-20 16:56:50     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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  I love the theme of this poem, I really do, but I don't personally like the way it was put together. Your word fluctuation was good, but I feel that the format was a little to restrictive to the piece. You say a lot of true and powerful things about hip hop here, and I really like the piece overall.
| Posted on 2008-02-21 00:00:00 | by Raistlin Sith | [ Reply to This ]
  Decent not the best pieces of rhymes of seen but it's decent. it's truth i hate souljsboy, his songs demean wemon and just are dumb as it is. Truth is something you can never criticize cause with your rhymes and all, i'm right there with you mentally. I've been saying this for years.
| Posted on 2008-02-21 00:00:00 | by AeThe Lost Poet | [ Reply to This ]

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