I normally don’t write or rap in English (I don’t even speak it, I just read, write and listen), but listening to KRS-One talking crap in defense of Afrika Bambaata disgusted me so much, I made an exception. The lyrics and a link to a transcript of a KRS-One interview are on the soundcloud page, audio clip sources to follow later today.
This is the very first version, and I intend to redo it, I know this isn’t great… but I don’t intend to stress out about it, either. Even if I could do it well enough, and I can’t – it would feel weird to use this particular issue as some way to “show off”, if you know what I mean. I’m however perfectly fine being a nobody dissing a famous person, and whatever motives people might read into that. I say things because I want to say them, always. Nothing more, nothing less.
I like the last two audio clips a lot however, that’s the “payload” as far as I’m concerned. If just one person is encouraged to speak up by this, or just one person is encouraged to not put people down who speak up about their experiences, that’s more than enough. Make it ten, and I’ll be proud.
i like it ; D