Disregarded when the mind and heart is one
To pen a rhyme they want a pantomime I mean a harlequin
Foreword by The Procussions

They want someone who will speak to their cool- not an individual with their own personal thoughts/expression…

They want you as an accessory, to speak for their cool.

“They”, well… can be anyone who feels this way.

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Rapping ain't an art to some
They bar you from the fast track
Scar you when they laugh at
An artisan
Foreword by The Procussions

It’s a business to most or a way to gain some social capitol- it’s not an art form independent of trends, it’s a way to socialize, to be “cool”, and to use that cool to make money or friends…

While all the while there is an artist there, giving themselves to it all with none of those intentions.

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Through the blogs mags flossed out tags
Music will cost you exhaust you leave you lost with no bags
Meaning you back where you started from
Foreword by The Procussions

You come into the rap scene wanting to be an artist, not a product, but your forced to view yourself as a brand, a character, and not a real person just expressing yourself.

At the end of the day you realize your just you, no matter the hype or lack of hype surrounding you.

Your back where you started.

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Might be hard to find in a scene full of Adolfs
Teens with their hands up seen with their brains off
"EXPLOSIAAAN!" by The Procussions 5

I picture kids in the crowd with their hands up… like Hitler’s youth…championing an idealism that brings hurt into the world.

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1999 and can’t seem to find a day off "EXPLOSIAAAN!" by The Procussions 5

I say 99 cus it rhymes well, but it’s really 98.

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You know it takes time rhyming for the payoff "EXPLOSIAAAN!" by The Procussions 5

Making wine takes time and so does the pay off.

I’ve been at this since 1998.

Which means, share this music if you dig it. ha

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But I don’t Datelines I keep them timeless
Lead them through the grape vine
Feed them to the wine press
"EXPLOSIAAAN!" by The Procussions 5

Chris Hansen’s “To Catch A Predator” show is on Dateline, and I am using that as a reference for the next line, which is “I don’t date lines”…

A metaphor for trying to make timeless raps, non-trendy ones.

I’m an independent artist, so my raps have to make it through the “grapevine”, a play on The Temptations tune on how information get’s passed like gossip from one ear to another.

But also, I feed these lines like grapes through the wine press- again making a reference to things that get better with age.

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More like Chris Hansen at your phallic attempts to get these kids dancing "EXPLOSIAAAN!" by The Procussions 5

Hip Hop music, now more than ever, is a story of men in their late 20’s and 30’s producing music that 13-15yr old boys/girls listen to- usually about sex, drugs, and violence- mostly sex and drugs.

I wonder if 2Chainz could rap his lyrics in front of a 13yr old girl without cracking or feeling stupid.

Maybe it’s not meant for them, I don’t know- I just know these raps are the equivalent of Chris Hansen walking in on them all.

Chris Hansen is the host of “To Catch a Predator”, a show which uses hidden camera to lure and arrest adults wanting to have sex with a minor.

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I got no malice intent I’m like the Clipse camping "EXPLOSIAAAN!" by The Procussions 5

Double entendre:

  1. No Malice was part of the group the Clipse, it’s a play on words to say the truth which is, I don’t have any malice intent with these raps, it’s music. If the Clipse went camping No Malice would be in a tent.

  2. The deeper metaphor is that when I, Mr. J. Medeiros started rapping I had a lot of Christian references, because I believe myself to be a Christian- however, I am not a “Christian Rapper” in the marketing sense- however (Again) I do have an “intent” to be myself, and No Malice recently became a “Christian Rapper”– he is being himself, and this case (though I don’t consider myself a “Christian Rapper”) we do share some of the same “intent”, so in truth- I have No Malice intent.

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All I hear is loose stool, cool I’ll reinvent them
Snub em stuff em full of wool and pull a Jim Henson
"EXPLOSIAAAN!" by The Procussions 5

All i hear is diarrhea coming out of a lot of industry professionals and artists mouths alike.

Forget em, work them to do what you need to be done, like a puppet- like one of the greatest puppeteers of all time- Jim Henson.

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