Catchy word play that doesn’t stop.
That’s how one could define Hip Hop.
But if Rappers didn’t swear non-stop,
Would they still make hits, or just flops?
I’m here for the heavy baselines when the beat drops,
And the intelligent lyrics which make my heart stop.
Words about life, hardships and running from the cops,
It’s quite a change from listening to sweet pop.
I’m not a Rapper, I don’t drive drop-tops,
I don’t wear Gucci, I just wear flip-flops.
But I can marvel at the excesses and bejewelled cups,
And at the money for private jets they cough up.
Biggy Smalls and Tupac: they were at the top,
The list of legends is too long; I really can’t name-drop.
At home, in your car or even at the barbershop,
You’ll find youself nodding when you hear that Hip Hop.
©Ivie M. Eke 2017.