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  1. More rappers need to take notes from Talib Kweli…

    From open mics to solutions I got a collage of answers
    and a ten point program, just like the Black Panthers
    One: First respect yourself as an artist
    If you don’t respect yourself then your rhymes is garbage
    Two: Make sure your crew is as tight as you
    cause when them niggaz fallin off they gonna bring you down too
    Three: Understand the meaning of MC
    The power to Move the Crowd like Moses split the seas
    Four: Know your shit and don’t ever be blunted
    If you don’t know what your words mean then your rhymes mean nothin
    Five: Kick facts in the raps, and curse with clarity
    What’s a curse when language is immersed in vulgarity
    Six: We gonna fix industrial poli-tricks
    Shit they made an artform out of ridin dicks
    Seven: We soldiers for God needin new recruits
    So if you rhymin for the loot then youse a prostitute
    but Eight: Acknowledge that you need food on your plate
    In order to say your grace make sure your business is straight
    Nine: We buildin black minds with intelligence
    and when you freestyle, keep the subject matter relevant
    Ten: Every MC grab a pen
    and write some concious lyrics to tell the children
    I’ll say it again, every MC find you a pen
    And drop some concious shit for our children
    The Manifesto!

  1. Timestamp: Wednesday 2011/02/16 11:22:00talib kwelirapmanifestoten point program