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Big Red - I am a Poet

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I recently wrote a play for a 24 hour theatre festival, this was one of the characters in the play. Enjoy the a cappella.

I don't have million dollar clothes or millions of fans,
And I still drive to gigs in my mom's mini-van.
I don't own platinum, don't even know what it is,
And a grill will only happen if the pope gives my butt a kiss.
Ladies don't seem to flock to my cock like they're supposed to,
And I'm opposed to rapping about things I only see on movie shows dude.
I do not own a gat, or a gun, or a bat.
I will not hunt you down going brap brap brap.
I have a job as a mechanic, because my music doesn't pay.
And I usually panic as soon as I trot upon the stage.
And I do know depression, and I have felt loss,
I have not learned a lesson every time I fell off.
And even though I'm not black life ain't been no crystal stair,
So don't call me wack because of my utmost skin layer.
What I don't get is how all of these sheeple blindly take it in,
Putting the money in the pockets of artistic villains.
It makes me sick to see these actors on the tv,
Pretending to represent the art that means so fucking much to me.
So fuck grindin up in a club, gold chains, and fuck cars,
Fuck light shows, fuck clothing lines, fuck being a movie star.
Hip hop is my muse, my vice, and my life.
And before I sell out I'll stick myself with a knife.
Cause this is my passion and I'll preach it like a pastor.
Cause I am a poet, and not an actor.

www.twitter.com/thebigred jay


Funny as HELL

Love this track.

i will take a look at puttin this to music

With your permission?

Great! Passionate!

Remember that when you do it for yurself and for anyone that likes it will earn you a buck someday without selling out!!
Publishing music without a big publisher is doable theses days.
By doing that independent you are not selling out! But you support yourself and create new creative opportunities for yourself ! Believe me when i say that your voice in singing is worth gold. Your Rap is worth gold too but i am more in favor of your singing voice. But that is just because i like singing more than rap But you can sing in hiphop. Your Rap in combination with your singing is unique!!!!

5&10's all day

Great delivery, very honest.

About every 9 out of 10 songs that I hear with vocals on newgrounds just don't get to me - they may be good; but I'm not listening to them on my own time. And here we have this no-bullshit acapella. I've been waiting to hear more MC's with skill and confidence like this on newgrounds; you nailed it.



Speak the truth man, been behind you for awhile now, and you never,ever let me down, with any of your songs.

Keep it going man,

Sick Lyrics

thanxs 4 sending me this individually cant wait 4 ur next vid

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Credits & Info


3.82 / 5.00

Jan 22, 2010
8:40 PM EST
Spoken Word
File Info
1.1 MB
1 min 14 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.