Tuesday, November 08, 2011

My Love Affair with Hip Hop - R.I.P. Heavy D

Today my heart is so sad, I just found out that rapper Heavy D has died and as I type this I can't stop the tears. I have never met him in person but I have always loved his music and entertainment persona.
For those that know me well I am a hip hop baby. And even though my husband thinks that I am too old to still love hip hop many of my favorite memories revolve around rap. My high school dances, block parties, christmas wish lists, young adult years and more can be tied back to hip hop in some way. Just like in the movie Brown Sugar

I can remember the day i fell in love with hip hop.........................it was the day that Scott la Rock and KRS1 dropped the Criminal Minded cassette. I rewound it over and over again until I learned every word. When me and my boyfriend Richard were at a party at the Mill Creek recreation we danced to that music until we were both sweaty and tired. We enjoyed every moment! I know some people can't understand rap but outside of the guys in it to make a quick buck (who profti off of disrespecting women and glorifying violence) it is poetry to me, music made with words, emphasizing the beauty of the english language. True lyricists are poets of the street, telling my story and they touch my soul. I will miss you Heavy D, thank you for sharing your God given gift with me, I will treasure you always!!!


Miss Misi said...

Yes, another good one gone too soon. My kids were just "introduced" to him a few weeks ago as I danced around to some of his music. Loved his "energy"!

Staci said...

This was such a shock. He lost the weight in a healthy way. I wrote a poem about his backup dancer, Troy when he passed away. I wore my Criminal Minded tape out too until my son's dad "borrowed" it, never to be returned.

lovemypaper said...

Gone But not Forgotten!

lovemypaper said...

Stopping by to say hi!


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