Using Hip-Hop as weapon/
Back to the reason I'm writing this piece I woke up with one of the Young men who was in the Gye-Nyame house on my mind heavy. His name was Jimon Jones. He lived next door from me and eventually ended up staying at Gye-Nyame house. Unfortunately he was murdered in the short north. When he died I wrote an article about him and his music. You see one of the ways I was able to work with these young men was that I not only challenged them I encouraged them to pursue their dreams. A few of them including Jimon, Mythic, Midwest Spider and a few others chose to pursue music. When I first heard what they were making I was pissed, but as time went on and I listened and discussed their music with them I began to understand. After Jimon passed I compiled all of the music I could find and put it out as a 2 cd set called "fear none but God vol. I and II. I will be offering them on the blog as soon as I figure out how to get them in the right format for MP3.
Well anyway here is the article that I wrote saluting Jimon and the other warriors involved in the project. its been sitting on the shelf collecting dust.
Berettaguns sound like this,
Guerrillagrime life ride like this,
Gye-Nyame mother fucker I'm gonna die by this,
I never asked to be a gangster the hood made me this,
I never asked to be a writer God gave me this,
I've always been a fighter and my life and shit,
I'm a mother fuckin rider bitch,
When I first heard Jimon talking about the concept he and my other suns came up with 'guerrilla Grime life i thought they had went over the edge. I didn't know at the time that I was in the presence of a modern day messenger, and in many ways a street prophet. It's a shame that we don't recognize genius until it is removed from our presence.