mos def poem

And you know, for Barclays, they kind of got it on a song.

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet. It’s my city. I just don’t agree with that as a business process or a worldview or anything. My mother’s born there, I’m born there, my sons and daughters, my uncles and aunts, my friends, my loved ones, my teachers. I’ve been writing for the better part of my life.

It’s a strong narrative in America. And you know, I’m from the town too.

But it can be a source of good, not just entertainment and commerce.

I feel that it’s also a test to me: Can my words have impact without me reciting them to music? I wrote that in New Orleans, on the day they were having the opening for Barclays.

I was on DeKalb Avenue and Flatbush, probably two months ago, and at the intersection I saw these not-quite-so-young men, in standing traffic, trying to sell bootleg Rolling Stones T-shirts. They should talk to people who are present and working in the community and care about the city as a whole. Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. Hello.

It’s home. 4 Mos Def Poem by Tamika Stubblefield - Poem Hunter, Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 20, 2010.

Where’d you write “”?

Yes, we should all be empathetic for what Braunwyn is going through, but it’s no reason that Gina should give her a pass.

Let them stand on their own. It’s not a secret what happened.

And the people in the neighborhood don’t yet benefit from the stadium’s presence in the community.

People were calling me and asking, “Are you gonna be there, are you gonna be there?“ And it just kind of came to me, rather quickly. He appeared to concede his “campaign” — where else? They got the naming rights for a couple hundred mill and they get prime real estate on the exit and entry of the most populous borough in New York City. You go to Yankee Stadium — it ain’t in Soho. I have been what some people might call an opponent to the stadium. Most of my poems have been published as musical compositions thus far. It inspires people and it touches people. Thanks for taking the time out. But to really be concerned with enriching the lives of people in that community. I’m from the same neighborhood, the same projects. 7 Comments; 0 Tags; You say one for the treble, two for the time Come on y'all let's rock this!

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Let them stand on their own. They have an opportunity to do good things from here on.

Yes. In the world of hip-hop and certain parts of the media, you take a statement and you turn it into Wrestlemania, you make the Himalayas out of molehills. There was a lot that they could have done around Hurricane Sandy. My concern is, none of those people who built that stadium know what it’s like to grow up in the projects. I was concerned. I enjoy it.

I’m not a fan of everything [he does] but I don’t think you have to be a fan of everything that someone does to have respect for them. Triangle Sports, it took up a whole block, been there a hundred years — they gotta go! I love it so much sometimes I cry.

That’s the market.

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