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Break it Down

The lyrics and videos of mainstream hip-hop often present a world of violence and drugs, new-found wealth and materialism, homophobia and misogyny. It doesn't have to be that way.

Warning! The following pages contain sexual imagery and strong language. Contains explicit lyrics (included for critical review and commentary).
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By Live From The Basement
It's such a big world, its easy to feel small in this big world..

LJ: She was born into a world that over looked her, eye brow treatment, no one ever took her/ serious enough to even listen to opinions that she felt, the feelings that she felt were killing confidence . . . READ MORE LYRICS »
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By Vincent Finney II
Its southern pitch black out here. Where the hunters and the traitors still creep. Especially when your eyes shut, sleep, with wet dreams of your skems, having cable vision dreams

Its southern pitch black out here, Trying to fuck with southern horror, Massa Don, the beast.
Especially when your eyes shut, . . . READ MORE LYRICS »
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By gthjfyjfj
this shit you talkin is tru but what about the rock and roll they have the most crazy and bad music hip hop aint perfect but you aint or the other music.......it hella shit the media aint talkin about ....but they on bullshit with hip hop stop playin


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By a. que martin
A FIERCE URGENCY



Drownin in a sea of mediocracy
Faced wit autocracy, dressed up as democracy
What ever happened to the American ideology
The home of the brave is becomin the land of the depraved
As our lifeblood is drained
Our hearts, minds n Souls are scathed
As the war is waged
Justice is unbraided, injustice is the . . . READ MORE LYRICS »
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By tyler
I sit upon a cloud looking down amongst a war/
some call for help pleading for the ones that just ignore/
do you see it have you awakened are your breaths taken in freedom/
can you love your enemy learn the lesson shake hands and then redeem them/
do you live life conciously manifesting . . . READ MORE LYRICS »
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By Anthony Rubalcava
The revolution wont be televised, instead ill make it melodized
then ill put a beat behind the words
and make sure it speaks to all the world
cuz were going through the same things
and u can try to blame me,
but plainly, its just inevitable
too many people only talk about berettas they pull
why u . . . READ MORE LYRICS »
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By Jac drive 10
Now if youll give me a little time to catch some wreck

Ill show how we in the vt do this here so mic check

we warm it up like big daddy kane

we slam around like onyx we are going insane

smooth it out and remenisce with pete rock and cl

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By Soul LinQ
Song Title: All Over The Place
Artist: D Mawl
Producer: CordaCo (ASCAP)
Writer: Dee Muldrow (BMI)
Label: Soul LinQ

Verse 1
So we woke up, I told my baby girl to go and dress, she couldn’t find her shoes so, she began to get stressed. She said look, my cloths are real wrinkled where’s the ironing . . . READ MORE LYRICS »
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By a. que martin
THE IF IN LIFE



If you could have ya cake n eat it too
What would ya do
Would you be a fool, jump in the pool
Knowin ya can’t swim or be cool
Get an education, be enlightened or
Just take classes in Life school
Where emotions rule n bulls do what
Most animals do, wreck havoc . . . READ MORE LYRICS »
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By a. que martin
OCCUPATION

Like a military occupation
Under the auspices of religion
Civilizin heathens, non believers was ya reason
For deceivin, trickin us into conceivin like treason
The question of bein a step up from bein pagan
They came to save us, but instead enslaved us
Cause they didn’t understand us or cared bout our human status
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