Words from MC Lyte … Realest shit you’ll read today.
"Rapper, say what you must, you silly wordsmith. However some of You mainstream MCs, your pocket has been fattened yet your value has diminished. Your family eats plenty while your words sell your brothers and sisters out, sacrificing our character so that you may be held on high on magazine covers and #1 radio spots and wherever else they’ll have you. They love to see you disown your own. Attempting to split yourself a part from the whole. The whole that still adores you despite the disrespect and mistreatment.
Bout time someone told you Your voice is not your own, it’s gifted by God & his angels and your voice, believe it or not, belongs speaking love to the people. Yet you defy love every time you sing a song of hate. Born to lead yet Your leadership is comedic and less than fit for a nation of people who so desperately need to be led. You punish our young men with verbal lashings, reminding them with every other line, how much they don’t have and how you were meant to simply f*ck the girl they so love. Rarely sharing an inspiring word to enlighten our youth when knowing our sons really need to be sonned. In need of father figures they dance to your drums and mimic your rhythm. Please dance a new dance, sing a new song.
Your compass has lost it’s way. While your brothers are shooting themselves off with a vengeance, you unknowingly are killing those who are left, softly.
Please brother and sister, I beg of you Wake Up!! And for those who are just pretending to be sleep yet continue to push a song of ignorance…we hope some day soon…you see US.”
On point! I would just love to listen to some positive hip hop. I can’t take the rap scene today anymore…