TO BE ABOVE REVERSE RAP
If the rappers of rhyme will give up crime
and the subject of guns in their conversations
then every boy in the hood may start doing good
in his pursuit of fun and recreations.
Let each rapper on the map decide to uncap
the power of his mind for making progress
then we will soon realize that before our eyes
will be the long awaited prize that is success.
When the loyal troops return from Iraq
and play some hoops in the court out back,
let them feel safe when they get back home...
So when they get in their cars to drive to the mall
they won't have to think they got a new call
to the local scene of a neighborhood brawl
where one brother whacks another
just to steal his comb.
When the troops are home from Central Baghdad
let them not be strafed by a brother whose mad
because his lady was talking to another man.
But let Laquita, Chikita and even Liz
all get an A on the next math quiz
as a positive step for a better homeland.
If the positive rappers don't have a right to be heard
then a flying wing flapper is not a bird
but is just an imposter in the midst of the air.
So right here and now let's choose to link
our minds together with the will to think
that the top of the mountain will find us up there.
An intensified course in positive rap
may do little to change the test score gap
but it sure deserves a heck of a try.
If we write with our hands, like we dance with our feet,
a good master plan for overcoming defeat
then every nay sayer will have told a lie.
So when the troops get back home
let them read a good tome
on the job that they did so well,
instead of getting shot
in a ghetto back lot
by some thugs with some drugs for sale.
So lets reverse the RAP
and rise above PAR
because the world needs to know
how smart we are.
Be above reverse rap
be above par.
Put yourself on the map
as an intellectual star.
If you take yourself far above par
then you will have a chance to spar
in a ring of stars.
But not necessarily in a boxing ring
or even with rappers who sing
but with those who pull the strings as the kings and czars.
"Rap" Algebra 101
Reverse RAP = PAR
To be above reverse rap = to be above par.
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