RAP BATTLE: VOTE FOR WEEK 1
1.) Donny Goines
“If the world could hear me”
If the world was listening what would I say
I’d ask “Why couldn’t someone help the kid in VA”
George Bush should be impeached for the decisions he made
And the cops who killed Sean Bell should face the DA
If the world lent me ears I would speak to the streets
Tell congress what I feel about freedom of speech
Address the kids in tha burbs, how we live is absurd
-And If we switched roles would the privileged observe?
If the world could hear my lyrics I would talk about poverty
Drugs, prostitution and other problems that bother me
From Soldiers in Iraq, -to tha quotas and blind facts
I feel the weigh of the world on my shoulders so I rap
If the world was listening, I’d get alot off my chest
From the armless children in africa starving tha death
To the homeless in america and problems with debt
But my words wont hit because my target is deaf
Despite the issues, the world needs to hear about the positive
Like Hip Hop for instance, now a major conglomerate
Helped the disenfranchised, and I really thank God for it
Imagine where we would be, if this culture did not exist?
-And the world needs to hear about the charities
So they can donate, try to help other families
-Bill O’ Reilly needs insight, I’d give em clarity
Cause not every rapper out there uses vulgarities
I’d talk about all the leaders spread across the globe
Thats trying to make it better, hats off to those
And even when victims of Katrina lost their homes
Our communities stepped up- and tried to plug tha holes
If the world was really listening the things I would say
But this is all fantasy thats why I live for today
And since Im not rapping bout bitches, beef or my chains
Then chances are, this record right here will never be played
2.) John Jay
Respect is a priceless check that life signs
Seals and delivers to the real across the river of time
No matter if u can see or blind
Try to redesign and u’ll succeed and shine
The truth is since we’re in the age of computers
We’re ready to handle the future
Kids are getting smarter even tho the worlds getting darker
During Earth disasters
We gave birth to Christ’s, Clark kents and Peter parker
They store it all in memory,the causes and effect
The crucifiction of Hiphop,the crosses on our neck
The problems and solution,the pain and the hustle
Our Aims and Games
When we complained we was muzzled
The rises and fall ,suprises and all
Gas prices,Fast chryslers,and who’s the nicest at ball
The War and who’s really winning
The hatred of women
Our faith hurts it’s nature
To relate to our feelings..
We moving up so it’s hard at times to look back
Some of us scared of heights
The others believe skies the limit
Never back down ,whatever u start rise and finish
Find your power like Popeye and spinach
A humanbeing without a dream is lifeless
Dont matter if work a 9-5 and you dont like this
Let your mind travel, imagine you were the boss
Now feel how it feels to not be lost
Beyond Time and afar we’re shinning Stars
It’s Kids that are still going to find Diamond on Mars
No Conflict ,No Convicts
A new day where Peace reign supreme
We each can pave the stream
like Moses A.K.A Martin luther king
We’ve got to make the path clear
To those that have ears check
For the kids so they’ll be set
If we wanna be paid Respect!
3.) Nate aka. TermiNATEor
If the whole world would listen to what I say,
Then maybe I should have already been made,
and count the days and days that I’m on the radio waves,
then I guess I’m Flava Flav cuz I got the time to pay,
My respects to all my friends and foes,
and family: the inspiration to how I made all my doe.
14 years old but it seems like I’ve been in it for years,
facing the challenges and all my fears,
of being degraded, I’ve made it and haters hate it,
but I make 5 times more sense, guess my body’s made “nickle” plated.
I guess thats why they call me Terminator, I’m super,
I came back in time to tell you about the future.
If hip hop is dead, then Im’ma bring it back.
Da Nephewz a group, my rhymes come with a pack.
and thats my thoughts, can’t take ‘em away from me,
I need “Q-Tip” cuz all I’m hearing is “Cash Money”!
Here’s #2…I made it for my saviour…check it.
When I was young, I always wanted to be famous,
thinkin’ that’s what lifes about, I guess I was brainless.
to think everything is about money & fame
but all fame is, is just remembering names.
but noone remembers what you did,
but thats not what I realized when I was a kid.
money is a different thing, I wanted to be rich,
so i could support my future wife and possibly kids.
but everyone knows that money means power,
but I know that power comes from the man in that white tower.
you cant be afraid of Him, so have faith,
cuz in the end, He will set things straight.
so just hold on to what you believe.
because in life, eternity is what you will receive.
if you are afraid, just listen to me,
come with me, the one and only!
4.) johnny tiger
If the world was listening what will i say?
why havent we found the cure for aids?
why is crime at a all time high?
why is it only a few great rappers alive?
why does racism still exist?
Haterism is deep rooted ,why cant we raise and uplift
when is a change gonna come or is it to late for this?
where are our Black leaders that use to make us raise our fists?
How do we build a new earth and save Africa?
How do we keep hope alive in the streets ?
why is crack still available?
For those starving how do we get ‘em food to eat?
how can we stop a bum from eating out the trash?
How do we get to F.E.M.A to give out the cash?
SO many questions without answers
why is it so serious than cancer?
why are we all quick to judge?
where is the love?
why do we idolize crips and bloods?
And emphazize whips and dubs?
If the world was listening ,i’ll break it down
shake the ground,why cant we all have cake and lounge?
why do the rich get richer , poor get poorer?
and gotta hear 50 cents worth millions,
and we only worth 2 quarters?
Why are we sold low self esteem?
why cant we share our doe ,wealth and cream?
why cant we stop making guns go pop?
why is the Goverment laughing at minorities making fun non stop?
Why are we so greedy and love power stuggles?
Why cant we give to the needy and show for our hustles?
why do we have to indulge in “waste of time”like
smoking, drinking, and stuff that rapes our mind
why are we brainwashed to believe we Pimps?
why did charles darwin say black people evolve from chimps?
if i had the world listening what will i say?
let’s play “what’s going on?” by Marvin gaye
keep your ear to the streets
im makin everybody listen
is the year of the beast
and im on that savage mission
to grab everyones attention
with that lyrical content
no diamonds, no glisten
just a pen makin bomb threats
man, you talkin nonsense
coming at the kid with no knowledge
paying no homage
just another particle of garbage
writin this article of carnage
im takin it back to were it started
MCing,Djing,breakin, and grafitti
cuz the streets is feelin naked without the other three
wanna rep the culture, cant live the lifestyle
you flip flop
to a nice whip, gold chain, and a bright smile
and heres a wrist watch
cuz i dont think you know what time it is
retire while you can
you aint redy for this line of biz
man, you just rhyming kid
you aint speaking the truth
and i dont believe your the same man
we heard in the booth
theres a new playa in the game
same old format
some carry the tradition
and the others just fall back
too much pressure
cant rise to the ocassion
they snich on they partna
when the time is what they facin
my mind be racin
with this Hi-Teknology
the truth is the chip
bout give a labotomy
with these sins creeping out of me
i dont know where to start
i got love for the game
but theres cancer in my heart
polluted by society
with all this fakeness
i grew up around a dying breed
so im left with gretness
the future what you facin
cant accept the evolution
igot tired of waitin
so i statred producin
making executive descions
at the age of 18
its my destiny
more than just a daydream
go ahead and hate me
cuz i changed the average
a rhyming apparatus
never changing my habits
well, if the world were listening, i’d have to make sure
that my louderspeaker’s connected and voice box is insured
ladies and gentlemen, rappers alike, the reason i’m here
is the one culture that ya’ll are feelin out there
take punchlines all to the face
if u claim that you love Hiphop, and get caught in its maze
my freestyles keep me goin for days
yeah, i write raps, but i can’t seem to fit em all on a page
my rhymes are like frisbees
so whenever i through a verse, only real dogs’ll catch what i’m saying
i always put baby rappers to bed
coz im like a bandana, i (w)rap circles around Hiphop heads
and so, get together and smoke when i flow
coz im like a pair of Timberlands, i keep trees close to my soul
and as the last verse begins, the story unfolds
what hurts worst is when the karma gets cold
what goes around comes around, what goes up must come down
and what starts young gots to get old
i think that Hiphop is a lady that’s profitable
they say money talks, so whenever she speaks, my pockets get full
she’s wealthy, in more ways than one
and would never raise a gun to kill beef: un-stop-a-bull
cupid’s arrow was hard to pull
coz Hiphop as a tatrget was too remarkable
this lady runs across my mind
and even makes my ‘head’ lines, like a front page article
if wack is a word, she’s the antonym
and im’o make her mine, like the boss at Angloplatinum
so if the earth IS listening, make Hiphop YOUR world
coz she’s down to earth and at the same time outta this world!
7.) L Clark
extra extra read all about it
we’re living inside a hoochie nation
one nation under a noose
around the necks of black women
pimps up hos down way down
downgrading discounting black womens bodies
im in love with a stripper whose clear heels
cloud her mind getting schooled
in hard knocks strutting her
achiles heel everytime
dancing on mines shaking boobytraps
for the soul in this new world disorder
ripe with brothers on the downlow
they living luxury lives
at her expense while she struggles
on layaway rented out for the next video
gyrating and dropping it like its hot
a self proclaimed video ho
confessions of a video vixen please
i’ll pray for you sisters
cuz ms. steffans is busy on her knees
selling punani and fiction
a real superheadache keeping borrowed time
on bill mahrs jock she cashed in
on your shame for oprah winfrey kind of fame
extra extra I read all about it
in that sister’s obituary last sunday
and I cried she was only 25
but that video she was in
keeps on playing like a twisted lullaby
8.) ABSOLUTE BRILLIANCE
MY FLOWS IS SO SICK I GO THESE SIGNED RAPPERS HATIN RATHER WAIT TIL I DIE SO I CAN SIGN TO SATAN GIVE ME 8 OR 16 I’MA RIP IT REGARDLESS LISTEN I KILL THE BEAT AND MAKE THE MIC PRESS CHARGES YA BEST BET TO GET DOWN WHEN I’M BUCKIN DEM HEATERS YOU COULDN’T BE SAFE AROUND ME IF YOU WAS WALKIN WIT JESUS AND I HEARD THE PREACHERS WAS LOOKIN FOR ME WIT RIFLES MUSTA READ THE RHYMES I WROTE IN THE BACK OF THE BIBLE I HAVE YA FAVORITE MC JUST WISHIN HE WAS DEAD CAUSE I’M NICER THAN A RAPPER WIT A GUN TO HIS HEAD DAWG YOU A PUNK YOU ALWAYS TELLIN DEM LIES JUST BECAUSE YOU LIKE SWEETS DON’T MEAN YOU COP PIES AND I’M WAITIN FOR ONE OF YALL TO TAKE ME FOR GRANTED I’LL HAVE YOU LAYIN UNDER A CAR JUST LIKE A MECHANIC
I’M HOT TO DEATH BUT THESE HATERS WON’T TELL ME NASTY WIT THE 16’S BUT I AIN’T R.KELLY I’MA KILL THE TRACK I DON’T CARE WHO IN HERE I BEEN SPIITIN FLAMES BEFORE I HAD PUBIC HAIR ON THE REAL I DON’T THINK IT’S A RAPPER THAT’S GREATER YOU KNOW YOU CAN’T SEE MY LINES THEY JUST LIKE THE EQUATOR LATELY I’VE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF SUBPOENAS FOR COURT CAUSE I LEFT TOO MANY RAPPERS ON LIFE SUPPORT PULLIN GUNS AND NOT SHOOTIN WASN’T NEVA MY STYLE BUT YOU JUST FLASHIN YOURS LIKE GIRLS GONE WILD COME ON HOMEY YOU KNOW YOU NOT ON MY LEVEL I WENT TO HELL IN A WOOLRICH JUST TO BATTLE THE DEVIL YOU BETTA WATCH WHO YOU HAVE ALL UP IN YA HOUSE YOU GOT WEIGHT YA BEST FRIEND WILL START RATTIN YOU OUT AND IF SHORTY WANNA GET YOU YOU BEST BELIEVE THE FEDS A PUT A WIRE UP IN THAT MICRO WEAVE
9.) mac morrizon
If You Had The Whole World Listening, What Would You Say…
if you gave me the chance to really tell it all/
let you bawl at what i drown under smoking blacks
18 and already having the worst………infact
i think the stress today made me damn near relapse
never relaxed cuz im struggling to make a grade
plus im saleing ganja to people of my age
im not brave, im scared as fuck when i touch them corners
but i know i have be tony, and bust a stoner
gimmie the cash, shit this laptop is stolen goods
i aint lying, hell my qwap got me mind tie’d in
i cant really say i want marcus to tell pac
and tell biggie, and malcom yo this cat can rot
any battling fool, cuz really in my heart
i rather let you know right now, im fucking caught
not that my mother saw me writing and she feelin shook
its cuz ya boy feeling bad niggas cant read a book………..
now what i mean is that most of us is very lost/
stuck in a game to reallign all ya friends for cost
i like to let you know my flow aint the only virus
the diet coke i got in this can, yo its the flyest
enough of that, you probably think that im full of it
glorifing everything that we hold legit..up on ya block
naw im just telling my own tale
and hopefully u’ll maybe see that im close to fail
maybe jail could be the next thing for youngin right
i mean its better than making me quit my child’s life
if yall could listen i’d tell ya my moms is cold is ice
not cuz she hateful, cuz she done had to grow up twice
and it aint pretty, yo she smoke more that me cuz
i understand see my momma need her sweet love
i hope u see i try my best to be the man here
maybe now u can see that its so clear…..that im all fucked up*
10.) JUSTIN BROWNLEE
I ONLY SPEAK SO THAT I KNO THAT IM HERED, I BEEN INVISONIN,
I HOPE SOMEONES BEEN LISTENIN , IM SPREADIN THE WORD!
THE MEIDIA’S DISTORTED, SO THERE VISION IS BLURED
THEY BREAK IT DOWN AND BUILD IT UP LIKE THEY WAS ROLLING SOME HERB
AM I A VILLIN , MY DESICIONS, I HAVE SOMETHIN TO SAY
WE NEED TO BE ABOUT THE PEOPLE, IT SHOULD HAPPEN TODAY
WE CANT BRUSH IT OFF, CANT LAUGHF IT AWAY
HOW COME WHAT I LISTEN TO DONT NEVER GET PLAYED
YO YOU CANT GET INTO THE BUILDIN BETWEEN 6 AND 11
CAUSE THE BOYS IN THE LOBBY GON SEND YOU TO HEVEN
MY LIFE CONSISTS OF BLUNTS FROM THE 7 11
THE FIVE-O ONLY SHO UP FOR THAT 1 8 7
SO DONT TELL ME THAT YOUR LIFE IS A LEMON
I BEN STRESSIN, BEN WORKIN MAD HARD, BUT THE CASH AINT HEVEN
THIS IS THE LIFE IN THE HOOD AS A PESENT
HAVE YOU EVER HIT THE BLOCK WHEN ITS LIKE 3 A M
YOU SEE SOMTHIN ON THE CORNER THATS LIKE D. A. M
LIKE A PASSED OUT BITCH, OR SOME CRACK OUT MAN
THEY COME RIGHT UP TO YOU AND HE OPEN HIS HAND
THERE AINT NOTHIN UP IN IT BUT SAND
AND HE ASK YOU IF U CAN, OR U COULD SPARE A FEW AND
THATS A NATIONAL EMBARASMENT, POLITICAL PLAN
NOT TO ONLY PUT CASH IN HIS HAND,
YOU CANT2 GIVE A MAN A BANDADE AND EXPECT HIM TO STAND
WE NEED TO STRENGTHEN OUTR LAND NOT A WAR IN THE SAND
NOW ID LIKE YOU SAY HELLO , IM A PREACHER IM A SPEAKER
IM THE AMP IM THE SPEKER , IM THE SMELL OF FUCKING REEFER
IM YOUR POSION, IM THE EITHER, IM A PAIR A WHIE SNEAKERS
I AM NOT A NICE TEACHER, THIS IS NOT LIFE EITHER……..
YOU MIGHT LEAVE HER, STAY TIGHT LIKE WIFE BETTERS
NEVER CATCH YOURSELF SLIPPIN , THERES A LIL LESSON
THANK THE LORD THAT YOUR LIVIN, ITS A REAL BLESSIN
KEEP CLEAR AH’ THE KITCHEN IN TH CRACK HOUSE
CAUSE THE BOYS IN THE KITCHEN GON’ MASH OUT
SHADDER YA GLASS MOUTH,…………
I CANT TELL YA WHAT THAT BOUT