At places with crystal glasses and steak au'pouvre
i'm a poet, reading slow and suave
making sure my hat isn't too far to the left or right
making sure i say "hey that poem was great"
instead of "Yo, that was tight".
On the mic as a poet I take deeeeeep breaths
trying to do right cuz that's all I have left
I can write crazy metaphors that don't even rhyme
like I want to wrap you up in the pages of my notebook and lick you like the inside of a cold eclair on a hot day,
but if i was rapping, I'd just say I want to hit that
cuz see when you spit raps, you go back to the basics
that stretch smiles like Beverly Hills face lifts
i'm rated lower when rhyming over beats
sometimes I miss the timing and my feet
don't move like the used to
back when I was making watching Bishop and making references to the Juice crew.
I'm a father now, and spoken word is just so much...safer
you can look in the crowd and just.....breathe....
but it doesn't get uncomfortable, because, well its spoken word!
The rapper spits from the subliminal
the poet from the spiritual
both become lyrical cuz its typical for my pen to dip into the metaphysical
Poetry is my sister, rap is my brother
i'm sick of hiding one, while exploiting the other
so in case you didn't you know it, your looking at a true hip-hop poet.