"Your favorite VERSE of ALL TIME (Only One) POST IT/DISSECT"
What is your favorite VERSE of ALL TIME (Only One)
***If you had to pick one that just sticks out to you over others.......POST IT.
***Lets dissect why its such a DOPE verse***
4th verse from The Message by Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five
Not only is the my favorite verse but its the best verse in Hip Hop History to me and the Most Important song in Rap to this day basically 35 years later. The verse is real, its vivid, its sad, its angry, its conscious and gangster...all wrapped in one.... There is complexity in simplicity..
A child is born with no state of mind Blind to the ways of mankind God is smilin' on you but he's frownin' too Because only God knows what you'll go through You'll grow in the ghetto livin' second-rate And your eyes will sing a song of deep hate The places you play and where you stay Looks like one great big alleyway You'll admire all the number-book takers Thugs, pimps and pushers and the big money-makers Drivin' big cars, spendin' twenties and tens And you'll wanna grow up to be just like them, huh Smugglers, scramblers, burglars, gamblers Pickpockets, peddlers, even panhandlers You say I'm cool, huh, I'm no fool But then you wind up droppin' outta high school Now you're unemployed, all non void Walkin' round like you're Pretty Boy Floyd Turned stick-up kid, but look what you done did Got sent up for a eight-year bid Now your manhood is took and you're a Maytag Spend the next two years as a undercover fag Bein' used and abused to serve like hell 'til one day, you was found hung dead in the cell It was plain to see that your life was lost You was cold and your body swung back and forth But now your eyes sing the sad, sad song Of how you lived so fast and died so young so...
...I would like to hear more verses like this...
** This song and verse provides the perfect picture of the inner city and 80's crack era..