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Hip Hop MAG

June 30, 2009
By Tajahniya Sapp BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
Tajahniya Sapp BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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What is it about you that is so different?
Is it that booming bass,
Or is it those wavy synthesizers?
Maybe it’s the way you flow,
Or how you say what you mean and mean what you say?
Or it could be your wide range of influences.
From rock and soul to jazz and reggae,
Across the globe you are inspired.
What is it?
It’s the change you’ve made.
From beat-boxing, DJ-ing and breakdancing,
You went on to become an activist,
Standing up for what you believed in.
You became a genius, lyrically telling your
knowledge through all the struggles.
You never gave up; you stood tall and strong
You have grown so much
But never forget where it all began
Stay real

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on Jun. 23 2011 at 7:42 pm
QueenMinni GOLD, Newyork, New York
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Favorite Quote:
No im not a FREAK but im jus UNIQUE and nomatter what any1 else tells me i kno 4ever in my heart that i am BEAUTIFUL-MINNI
take me 4 who i am or dont take me atall at the end its ur loss i can find a million people like u but theres only one me-MNNI

i know exactly what you mean hip hop rap poetry is my life

on Feb. 2 2010 at 12:22 pm
KiNABABE SILVER, Lakewood, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:

Love it how you recognize hip hop.

boyda said...
on Oct. 29 2009 at 3:31 pm
I really like how you took and turned the hip hop music and personified it to make it sound like a smart person. I thought that when you said "You became a genius, lyrically telling your knowledge through all the struggles." Really made me realize the true meaning of music.

JOCElyN SILVER said...
on Sep. 2 2009 at 3:51 pm
JOCElyN SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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shawty20 said...
on Sep. 1 2009 at 10:45 pm
shawty20, Winsboro, South Carolina
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this is nice... u r actually twkin bout hw hip hop formed

Lola* BRONZE said...
on Aug. 27 2009 at 3:40 pm
Lola* BRONZE, Bloomingdale, Illinois
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This is really nice love your word choice!!

on Aug. 15 2009 at 5:40 am
ayeBNFx3 SILVER, Bronx, New York
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This is exceptiona; =D Werd, NYC^^.

on Aug. 13 2009 at 6:07 am
Jacquelyn Salzbank SILVER, Port Washington, New York
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What a true description! Bravo :)

kamarin said...
on Aug. 13 2009 at 12:38 am
kamarin, Dayton, Ohio
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great poem i love hip hop

on Aug. 5 2009 at 12:10 am
Dreamer123 SILVER, Oviedo, Florida
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This is amazing really. I love hip hop the beat is so contagious. i love it. this rocks keep up the great work. :) God Bless.

musiclover said...
on Aug. 1 2009 at 8:33 pm
wow.this is amazing poem.love to hear more poetry from you...

bigdave BRONZE said...
on Jul. 28 2009 at 5:22 am
bigdave BRONZE, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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i really like the poem.. if you keep your head in it you just mite be the best

sunshine said...
on Jul. 27 2009 at 10:01 pm
wow wnderfull i never heard a

song like this u should hear it cuz i love it keep it uppp ganstahhh love thug life

Renna BRONZE said...
on Jul. 21 2009 at 12:04 am
Renna BRONZE, Louisville, Georgia
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GREAT!!!GREAT!!!!.. I love the message behind this poem..very nice!!

on Jul. 16 2009 at 11:30 pm
yourworstnightmare BRONZE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. (Teddy Roosevelt)

Wow. I am completely speechless. (: Keep Writing :)

Maxine. BRONZE said...
on Jun. 30 2009 at 6:56 pm
Maxine. BRONZE, College Park, Maryland
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This is great! Really grasps what hip hop is about. Keep representing Brooklyn girl!