Rustle and Hustle
by Ronald W. Hull
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Rustle and Hustle
Rustle and hustle and do the hip hop,
Yo, the in word and repeat till you drop.
What's up? What's up? To get ‘em high.
Answer that question and you will die.
If not from an overdose,
then from a senseless drive-by.
Fast money Honey is what it's about,
can't sing or dance, just scream and shout.
Get ‘em all riled up on a hatred high,
Niggah this and Niggah that till the money fly.
Get all dressed up in exotic bling.
Conspicuous consumption is the new thing.
For if you ain't got nothin’, down in the hood,
them rides and that bling sure lookin’ good.
So what of the blues and rock 'n roll?
Songs of the heart from deep in the soul?
All lost in the din of out shout you noise,
the in crowd get it and are one of the boyz.
Some boyz become men with business savvy,
most become a burden on friends and family.
When will we learn that art is greater than fame,
and stop paying money for those in the game?
Rustle and hustle enjoys a great ride,
but it's wasted money that we can't abide.
Before buying a CD or a concert in hip-hop,
drop a 20 in the hat of a street corner stop.
Where the real music is born.
Copyright 2007 © Ronald W. Hull
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|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|Well said. The rush to where...and the cars are full.
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|This certainly read like a rap/hip-hop song, Ron and you make a point close to my heart. So much of the rap or hip-hop out there is so negative and so vile that it really doesn't feel like music to me at all. You are right about the street musicians, often times they are the ones with the most soul. Very cool piece!
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Hey Ron you are becoming quite the song writer. Good grasp of truth also;-)!|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Three or four inches of snow is falling now, giving me time to listen to all sorts of music that I love and am learning to love, especially jazz as I have loved classical but only now learning about street music, specifically jazz...wish there were more street corner "stops" in the Philadelphia area, but it seems they have been maybe "outlawed"...Peace friend Ron...Ed & Rufuz (I have looked into that Dragon speak #9 thing you suggested, maybe at some future date I will invest in it)|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Well writ Ron!!
|Reviewed by jude forese
|go get 'em, Ron ...
some on the more creative and enjoyable music i hear is on the street corners downtown ...