I just finished watching the first episode of the new Netflix Series “The Get Down” at https://www.netflix.com/title/80025601. It is a story about the beginnings of hip-hop in New York in 1977.
It wasn’t quite as good as Empire on Fox TV. Hakim is one of the characters on the show, played by an amazing rapper named Yazz, or Yazz The Greatest. My extensive rap experience tells me that he is going to be huge. He already has over a million Twitter followers, so I guess he already is huge.
It got me to thinking. How would I react if given the microphone at one of these so called “Hip Hop” events? Would I have the right stuff? Would I be able to berate my rap-opponent at a level sufficient to keep the crowd from beating me to a pulp?
I can almost picture it. The crowd parts as I make my way to the Rapping Area. I take the mike, and begin my rap, all the while staring at my opponent with steely nerve.
The clothes you wear
Are from a Sci-Fi Show
And you grow body hair
Where it shouldn’t grow
I’ve seen better faces
on boxes of soap
Your teeth need constant flossing
And you have to use rope
You are bumpy where you shouldn’t be
And wrinkly where you should
You show people what they shouldn’t see
And that ain’t never good
You have the heartbreak of psoriasis
From your toe to your head
On Tuesdays you have dialysis
And then go back to bed
When your mama looks at you
She feels like fainting
Your high school photo
Was a Picasso Painting