Girl, have you ever been told it's a pipe dream On A Mountain by The Procussions (Ft. Logan) 17

Chasing a dream, being told it’s too far to run to.

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Explore it see the text get exported
See we ignorant no contest or context for it
Ignore it
Play it loud and vicarious
Too important to be proud in all carelessness
Some blame rappers but I blame their fans
They both making a name off the chains of man
The Fringe by The Procussions 16

Take a look at the reality that inspires the fantasy. See how raps get written out of their true context.

Take some time to see the true consequences of such a lifestyle.

No?

Ok, play it loud and live vicarious, be proud in your carelessness.

If that’s you, I blame you- for the exploitation.

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Wept for it they faced death and traded sex for it The Fringe by The Procussions 16

The reality of a true addict, 1. exploited by dealer to give everything they have for the drug 2. exploited by fan to hear rapper talk about dealer and make money off of true addicts desperation…again.

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Extortion when rappers glorify this misfortune
I abhor the lies that walk the line of distortion
Get your check voided paying respects
To get you exploited
The Fringe by The Procussions 16

Rappers extort their fans like dealers extort their addicts.

A circle of exploitation: dealer sells to addict, rappers see’s dealers life- imitates that in music, rapper becomes dealer of dealers life, fans become addicts.

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The Fringe by The Procussions 16

Rappers who glorify a life that steals others for profit…

Is almost as bad as the fact they never truly lived it.

For the true drug dealer their addict’s life is being exploited.

For the fake drug dealer rappers their addicts are their fans ears and pockets…and their all getting exploited.

I guess the metaphor works, fans are addicts to the drug of music.

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Eatin' with two teeth got two blue feet that don't move right The Fringe by The Procussions 16

When I see kids from well-to-do neighborhoods, good parents, and with enough money to go to school- reciting words from fake drug dealers, mimicking their attitude and movements-

it brings me back to the reality of it all…

That somewhere, the truth about this drug dealing life is killing someone. Someone who is dying from the “hype” of the high… loosing their ability to move, the circulation in their body, their teeth, their cognitive facilities eroding from a lifestyle we praise.

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Streets like a balloon fight The Fringe by The Procussions 16

Heroin balloons scattered on the city streets.

I see art imitating reality, reality imitating art- in Hip Hop they share the same space, never knowing where one ends and where the other begins…

A snake eating it’s tale.

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The curb servants see her skirted inside the moon light
Flirting with goons burning spoons
See how the fumes bite
The Fringe by The Procussions 16

Drug dealers, a metaphor for rappers-

They see listeners like addicts, fiends, and people to pimp.

As a curb server see’s a user in the streets burning heroin- burnt spoons…lethal fumes, it’s what I liken that music too.

Basically these rappers sell music like drugs to addicts trying to get high off an imaginary image, while that imaginary image is about real drug dealers who serious damage peoples lives…

A vicious circle where many get caught up in, where fantasy and reality play with each other- eventually becoming real to someone, somewhere.

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When everything I've heard is perverted
I preserve my words from absurd and blurred verdicts
The Fringe by The Procussions 16

When most of the rap I grew up with is tainted with perversions of reality, blurred truths, and misguided conclusion- I try and use reason and logic to write my rhymes.

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Drug I could breath in The Fringe by The Procussions 16

Growing up, drugs and thugs never impressed me. I could never see the logic or reason in it- I know why it existed but not how it mattered in progress.

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