I grew up when knowledge flowed through stereo
a curio / of mind-full truths
plugged into the ears of urban youth
trying to understand / the ban / of their existence
nothing enlightening / nothing consistent
so if you missed it / let me explain.
Afrika Bambaataa gave birth to the conception / no exceptions
or lyrical deception / a simply complex instruction book
hard core beat / had the neighborhood shook
pop took / a backseat as hip hop raided the block
and had us all searching for Planet Rock.
KRS-One stepped in / and became Tha Teacha
my Philosopher / rocking converse sneakers
xray features / of the Criminal Minded / blinded
cant distinguish intricate / from Elementary
missing out on lessons / in the conscious Poetry.
Public Enemy told us / Don’t Believe The Hype
stand up / and / Fight The Power that be
if they obstruct your path to succeed.
X-Clan blessed us with a Funkin’ Lesson / a peoples accession
inundating Verbal Milk for the brain / Heed the Word Of The Brother
and let it reign.
Grand Verbalizer, What Time Is It? / absorb Verbs of Power
and let it spit / don’t sit / while they label you notorious
Pure Poison~Pia Pants~Newspaper (Hipster Fair)
Dollie~055 Roll Up T-Shirt~Black (Hipster Fair)
EC~ABL Army Boots~White
Kumaki Glasses~K-gs Loos 1.00