Rhyming means more then any word can fully say. Those who are closed minded will never understand.
I have to go back to what made me in the first place
Looking at my self in the mirror to recognize the threat
This current state of mind isn’t even fun
Its a slow pace to tolerate
I’m a top rate MC in my mind
So who the fuck wants to challenge my lines?
I’m primed and ready
The melody of my rhyme books will choke you out just by the thought
These dudes claim to be hard but are sensitive to every comment
I silence the doubters just with skill
Numbers don’t mean shit with out the technique to achieve them
Don’t hate a living man but damn these dudes are pushing the limits
Talking shit with skinny jeans and bright colors
And they wonder why the fans suffer
Muthafuckers see me as potential
Shit my potential is a actual reality bitch
I can hit anything you pitch
Which proves imaginative lyricist exist
Pissing off authority figures is figured to be in my DNA
Praying for my downfall will take three life times
I’m going deep just like Eli Manning in the fourth
I’ll turn into Rick Grimes in this zombie infested game
Brain dead suckers
Its sad that they are limited in their form of the craft
My first album wont even have a feature
Mark my words you stupid ass bastards
I’m not one to play with
This is one cerebral word smith
Most MC use gun play to intimidate
I truly don’t fear dying because we all have to go some time
Kill me and I’ll come back and haunt your family for a decade
I’ll pave my own road with a flow that has been 25 years in the making
Not waiting for help
I’ll help me
I’ll win in life
You’ll eventually see the evil in me
Maybe put it on a canvas instead of someone’s property, and we can all be happy.
who paying for these canvases or the art programs so these kids can have that? Why should it matter if these run down buildings that never get fixed up anyway get graffiti’d?
Therein lies the issue. Art programs, both visual and performance based, are the first programs to be cut. Canvas ain’t cheap. Neither are the supplies. Much of the graffiti that takes place IS on buildings that are run down. The gov’t didn’t place any value on these properties and yet get pissy with dudes “vandalizing” their shit. You can’t have it both ways, ya dig.
My father was a garment contractor in LA. In the late 80s, he owned the building where he had his factory. He thought it would be a cool idea to commission local graffiti artists, usually young Black and Latino men looking to stay out of trouble, to paint murals on his buildings. After all, he runs a garment design/manufacturing company, and creative signage is great advertising.
One day, he showed up to the building and the city just painted over the murals without permission or notice.
First, the city told him he couldn’t have graffiti art on HIS building because it brought down property value. After he complained, then they said: ok you can do this, but you need a permit. After he got the permit, then the city said: ok, but you can only use these artists. Of course, these artists were all White graphic design students from USC, and of course they charged 3x more.
There is a prejudice against this type of art, and it’s racial. Banksy vandalizes folks buildings all the time, and folks treat him like the Messiah. He ain’t doing nothing new that Black and Brown folks haven’t done for decades.
This whole post…I just find it really interesting! And sad, too, but good thing to read.
… Ah, what Banksy does challenges a lot of political, racial, and other types of shit, it’s more than colour barf on a wall(as pretty as that colour barf may be). Learn about him.
If you don’t think that “color barf” is challenging political and racial conceptions, then what do you think is happening here?
lol, if you think the intuitive demonstration of color theory, composition, and form are “color barf” then you really don’t know shit.
Banksy’s works are, at best, undergrad design student graphics.
They’re trite soundbites that do little but reinforce his particular brand of cultural imperialism.
Banksy can “challenge” whatever the fuck he wants from his protected stage where no one’s gunning after him with a $50K (yes, I’ve actually had folks threatened with that full extent of the law crap) ticket and/or time in jail.
Even if he was ever caught (which, let’s talk about the privileges required to be so successfully “anonymous”), he’d have people throwing themselves at his feet to defend him.
Banksy’s a prick, and if he had an ounce of integrity, he’d put his notoriety as a platform to actually help support younger artists, rather than to make his one-dimensional dan savage with a can of spray paint statements.