Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Quote Of the Moment

The Rap Music Industry?

The rape over, turn your face over nigga
No god in disguise it's me, game over
Hey lil souljahs you ready for war?
But don't ask what you're fighting for
Just hope that you sur--vive the gunfight, the drama, the stress
You get in the line of fire, we get the big ass checks
You gettin your choice of pimp
Make your choice and fall in
This is ho stroll B I, take that cock in your behind, beyotch
Hit the streets and perform for us
Hold hard and bring it on to us, fucker
I let you sip up some Armie, get a Mercedes
And kick back and let you pay me, my Mack is crazy
I leave the, knife and fist fight filled with glamour
Yeah, take a picture with this platinum plated sledgehammer
We over-do it add the fire and explosion to it
We sold confusion, we front rap music

-Mos Def

1 comment:

k-roc said...

Mos has an interesting take on the rap industry that has little acknowledged truth to it. Rappers and all artists in general are like puppets controlled by large corporate labels headed by guys in white collars and sleek suits. Rappers do much of the dirty work like performing and bringing forth hot, new material while the record label men rake in dollars and industry recognition from behind the scenes. In some cases, rappers take risks with their careers and even lives with decisions they make in the rap game while the massive, music industry machine is there pushing them for its own benefits. The relation is almost like a modern day master-slave combo that’s completely legal and accepted.