Gold Records went Gilded Platinum

The breath of the beat
depleted as Gold turned Platinum
in the days beyond Tribe
Culture turned exploit
when moguls found
tyranny outsold substance tenfold

When the luster of Run, Flash,
B boys and Graf fell back
to novelty
and scenesters scurried
until a Compton remedy
brought back capital
sporting Raider Hats
and Gats that clapped

Then the whorization began
and Tupac’s mouth ran
of old Thug memories
formulated in a private magnet school
and gunfights from his
formative gang years as
a backup singer in Digital Underground

The Dr. Drekyl/Mr.Lied method

The execs rolled in
marketing 9mm’s and
the wrong type of 45’s
hyping violence
and crack dealers like
modern day robin in
the hood’s

Somewhere up on high
I swear they plot to polarize
knowing children with like interests
become adults on one vibe
then so much harder to divide
and conquer like our
Caste Kings intended

Gold Records went Gilded Platinum

Steve Voorhees

Chicago, United States

Artist's Description

Do I think that our Entertainment and Social outlets are manipulated to serve an unscrupulous agenda? Abso-fucking-lutely!
I’ll always love my underground Hip Hop. It’s so sad to see what they did to spawn it mainstream…

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