An olive branch proffered to the hip-hoppers

I have sympathy for rappers, I do, because, like practitioners of the stage musical, they suffer from a tradition hidebound by moribund conventions. If we don’t help one another we are destined, without artistic refreshment, to sink further and further into self-regarding sterility.

So I hope hip hoppers can benefit from these attempts, by a writer from the fields of music theatre and cabaret, to breathe life into three classic rap tropes:

Romantic Love

Girl, we go together like MacLeod with the highland,

We’re like the families on Pitcairn Island.

 

Philosophy

“Rosebud”, it meant that for all of Charlie’s riches

Life ain’t nothin’ but money and bitches.

 

Self Aggrandizement

I’m a poet, like the Enderby that Burgess loved to write,

I’m a classic, I am sick, and man, my sh*t is tight.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s