I'm saying this with one voice
I'm not trying to express these views
With a bunch of extra tracks of me agreeing with myself

I'm not going to employ the mob mentality to try and sway your opinion
I'm going to hold up a mirror to the music garbage we've been swimming in
If this were the nation's general sentiment
Then this record would not have to be an independent

First and foremost you need to understand this
Hip hop is a lemon automobile built for short distance
It's not built to last unless you keep it behind glass
And if you do you may just find that
Without the overwhelming need for unity
In your low income community
Sampling one bar of an obscure record, looping it
And blurting out forced rhymes over it in 3 minute increments
Is not all that fresh
In fact, fresh is not all that fresh
In fact, it's played
In fact, without a catalyst, your battle is over
Your purpose is abridged, you are no longer a community
You are just a dot com
Get smacked for the BS ya been on
Still brandishing your sword but you never hit anyone
Because everyone is too bored to fight

Now, the sooner you realize this and sheathe your penis
The sooner we can get back to making music
I'm not trying to be a hypocrite; this is the only rap you get
'Cause I'm not gonna waste a whole record expressing what history proves to be blaringly obvious
Those that complain about MC overpopulation and co-opting of urban culture should consider this
It's a user-friendly medium
A paint-by-number
Discount madlibs
You just insert buzz words
Call that shit "adlib"
Now you have a story with so many holes
It sounds like a Wu Tang radio edit
But you have a pocket that's full of gold
So you will not regret it, but people will forget it
Your tattered Swiss cheese pile of repetition
"Roll for Dolo," "chickenheads," and "word is bond"
"My third eye," "my niggas," and "you know my steez"
And my personal favorite, "You faggot MCs"

It's great to see such a glaring example of bigotry
Be so ruthlessly overused in an art form
Founded by a race so plagued by racial slurs
That it had to employ them in order to diffuse them

It's great to see African Americans giving homosexuals
A people who are suffering similar prejudices
And blind hate the same opportunity
To assimilate its own branding terms

I especially like the part where you joke
About that whole "respect for women" crap
I would've thought you were serious
If I didn't hear you referring to whack MCs
As being "feminine" or "vaginal"
And holding stupid girl jobs like "actresses" or "nurses"
I agree whole-heartedly, girls are cool to dance and have sex with
But get them away from that M I C, puh-lease

It's not a coincidence that "hip hop" and “pop" A
re only separated by a few letters
Both of them are boring, self-affirming un-progress
Square tires in cement mud
Sound tracks for cemeteries
Form without art
Public address without message
A gathering of great mimes

I'm asking for a resurgence of melody and substance
I'm asking for American music to quit crowding itself
Jump out of the ditch
Challenge a listener
Motivate the youth to help themselves
Turn music from distraction to action
Life's too short to stay in 4/4
Hip hop is too stagnant to be doing what's been done before


Lyrics submitted by BleedorBreathe

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