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December 3, 2008 @ 04:38 PM
soulamazing.

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Alright, thread dedicated to spoken word, blah blah blah. I was hoping you guys could identify this spoken word piece for me. I can name a few excerpts, but the song in its entirety, so I apologize. It goes something like...

I wanna get to know you, before I get in you
And my Hindu friend once told me the beauty of karma,
so I was hoping if I shared me soul,
I could get one in return
December 3, 2008 @ 04:46 PM
Sonic

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I don't recognize that particular song, but I do have something of a thing for some good spoken word. Note the use of the word 'good'. Spoken word is soooooo easy to do poorly, but done correctly it's actually quite powerful. My mind goes to "Return to Innocence Lost", the closing track from The Roots' Things Fall Apart. Pretty chilling. I'm also fond of Toronto-based poet/rapper/spoken word artist Ian Kamau, who dropped a few pearls for Shad's second album "The Old Prince", including the thoroughly excellent outro.
December 3, 2008 @ 04:55 PM
soulamazing.

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My spoken word piece. Yes, it's whack, I know. Hate it or love it. Feedback would be appreciated.
Some say Hiphop is dead

I believe that is false

'Cause many people claim that the hits are gone, but maybe we were the cause

It inhabits the soul

It manifests itself through records of platinum and gold

The turntable of God, plays the instrumental of life

B-boys breakin' their way through the struggles and strife

Hiphop shines through the diamonds and pearls

And illuminates its way through dookie chains of gold

Hiphop is life, whether the new or the old

The message still remains, while a story is told

Hiphop is more than rich guys screaming at the top of their lungs

Immersed in cash, hoes, and guns

Talking about their money and diamonds

I respect no other genre than this Hiphop crap

Because I love it when I feel the vibrations of the ghettoblaster blasting Public Enemy

It has survived through Kangol hats, dookie chains, Gazel frames, Nike suits, cardboard boxes laid down on the ground, and those little Mom & Pop shops that still support this movement

The elements of nature are synonymous with the elements of Hiphop

This is a homage to not only Hiphop, but the culture, lifestyle, elements, and those chill vibes that have kept the motion alive

It is inscribed within our hearts, and its message preaches a lifestyle of having fun daily

It is more than a movement and a music genre

Hiphop is life.

Pax.
December 6, 2008 @ 05:27 PM
soulamazing.

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bump
December 6, 2008 @ 09:36 PM
soulamazing.

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Go ahead. smile
December 7, 2008 @ 03:28 PM
SOJ

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the only spoken word i've really listened to is this guy Boonaa that went to my school
"Bent so I vent"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-1uBlf_I4Y&feature=related

one of his tracks what do u think?
December 9, 2008 @ 03:44 PM
aintmysteez

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I am definitely a Saul Williams fan. Love his books. Here is one of his more famous pieces..
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzY2-GRDiPM
December 10, 2008 @ 04:37 PM
aintmysteez

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I FUCKING LOVE SHIHAN
i like the collab "We Are Men"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfYg4yOYHss
December 10, 2008 @ 04:52 PM
pnsho

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okay. and to save you from those 55 seconds of SHIT. i have this for you. it's total mush gush but i still like it razz

www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5WgmbMW7Ek


Shihan's dope.

I mentioned one of the lines to my ex and that whole week was cool.

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