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By Brad Bathgate
Last edited: Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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Sweet Brown Sugar has always been considered a hot commodity and prior to my neighborhood being gentrified You would have white men would risk their lives for a piece;
They would tip-toe through Harlem like a thief in the night -Producing High yellow babies that could pass for white
So these girls from the suburbs got big butts now…
They like hip-Hop music and Usher, getting on the dance floor and dropping it like it's hot while speaking in Ebonics talking 'bout "I hear that"
That's called evolution
Now in one pubic hair a women has enough electricity to jump start New York City
It's those silly Negro's sitting on the stoop that thinks that it's their silly words that's gon' get them to second base not realizing that women call the shots...

Now the only reason people glorify the “Ghetto" is because it gives it this commercial connotation
I'm say'n that there's a profit to be made off of poverty
Put a beat to my pain and I'm a slave to the dollar
And quiet  as it's kept - the only reason that the emancipation proclamation ever went into effect is because the Founding Fathers knew that Black folks now had a firm grasp on the bible
They knew that we'd go from coast to coast to propagate our faith, by building store front churches and showing more compassion for something that happened more than two thousand years ago and show no concerns for the woes that plague The Hood today
If Black people stopped going to church for one week it would sake the foundation of this economical structure and that's when the Founding Fathers would use all of their resources to start building fences around the suburbs quicker than you could say, 'Good Ship Jesus'
But then again that's just a big if cause cotton came to Harlem a long time ago
And while the Black men are still sitting on the stoop debating about which girl has the fattest ass, every Ghetto in America is being gentrified... ©2006



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Reviewed by Selene Skye 3/23/2008
Power~beauty spinning raw bone beat. Fresh air to the mind!

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Corner Stores In The Middle Of The Block, That Urban Look

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