AMindForHipHop

My own mama say I’m thugged out

—Tupac

A lot of people argue that poetry is ‘difficult’ or that it has no real value for children’s future. That’s just not true. If you think poetry isn’t important to your students, you are not listening to them. You are not noticing the headphones in their ears, blasting poetry to soothe their walk to class. You are not thinking of them in their rooms at night, writing down their experiences. It may be that you are defining poetry too dogmatically.

—“What Poetry Teaches Us About the Power of Persuasion” by Dorothea Lasky, published in The Atlantic (via bostonpoetryslam)

(via loveyourchaos)

For two years keep it real, hold back all tears, face your fears. Become a man before your time. Rap, but live out your rhymes. Let ‘em know what’s on your mind, then you’ll get your shine.

Kendrick Lamar

—Poetic Justice (Feat. Drake)

Poetic Justice by Kendrick Lamar ft. Drake

If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?
-Kendrick Lamar
Poetic Justice

If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?

-Kendrick Lamar

Poetic Justice

I’m Real, I’m Real, I’m Really, Really, Real. 

-Kendrick

I’m Real, I’m Real, I’m Really, Really, Real. 

-Kendrick