James Craig

Black Noise - Poem by James Craig

I am an African American, and this is my opinion,
I am sick of fake artist and their following minions,
It makes me sick to my stomach and does my mind no good,
How is it every black rapper is always from the hood,
How is it that everyone had to struggle, and be bad to get by,
Are all black rappers from the projects or is it just a lie,
I just listen to the songs and i feel so vexed,
Surely there is more to talk about than money and sex,
Now in songs where that isnt mentioned I give it a shrug,
Because if those are not hinted then it is all about drugs,
Now usually these don't bother me, so I give my silence,
But then another topic is thrown in and we call it violence,
If there is actualy talent I cannot tell,
From what I see, music died, and went to hell,
Where's the Rippertons, Houstons, and Earth Wind and Fire,
These are the artist who lifted Black Music Higher,
You cant even drive down the street without hear a vulgar song,
I just hate it, because the message it sends is so wrong,
Its okay to express life, because it is not always good,
But you should be telling kids to get out, not rep for their hood,
When I watch the shows of the ones who mad it big,
Why are they still rapping and acting like they never did,
It bothers me as a black boy in a urban place,
I guess I say this because I have a classier taste,
I know I am being judgemental but I show no remorse,
I would like to have one song that did not mention intercourse,
Sex sells, and that, I cannot deny,
It sells so much that millions partake and eventually, die,
Children see them on tv and they are who they want to be,
But the people on the screen are different from you and me,
Many just want to get rich and want it with haste,
But millions never make it and that time is just a waste,
Where are the songs about education and being good role models,
They are far and between compared to the ones about popping bottles,
This again is my opinion and the purpose is not to offend,
But how can we be good when all that is promoted is sin,
Where are the songs about giving peace and trust a chance,
They are non existent, overshadowed by the latest dance,
I just figured with time musicalty and talent would grow,
I know realize music died along time ago,

Comments about Black Noise by James Craig

  • Rookie Kaia Grønnbæck (12/10/2011 3:07:00 AM)

    Hi. Just wanted to say, i read your text and i agree: -) That, and you write very well! Have a nice weekend. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 10, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 10, 2011

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