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Culture, healing, politics and bullshit - Not necessarily in that order

The general, socio-political and very personal rantings and ravings of a hip hop head from the hood hustling for change... Of himself.

You all know me and are aware that I am unable to remain silent. At times to be silent is to lie. For silence can be interpreted as acquiescence.
—Miguel de Unamuno


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Monday, August 06, 2007

Seldom Traveled... Rarely Experienced

Freedom is a road seldom traveled by the multitude.


I remember that from P.E.'s classic joint "Show Em What You Got". Of course I don't feel free but I remember feeling what free was a little while ago when I was able to come and go as I please into cities unknown and performed in front of people that did not know me so I had no inside edge.

I miss being free.

I remember getting off of airplanes and walking with my head up high the the airport, people thinking I was someone, but not knowing if I was really someone. That confident strut of a level two tech support agent, or postal equipment operator of entry level college recruiter I really was manifesting itself into something unspoken but important. To someone else. It was just the strut I tell you.

But I strutted because I was free.

I now stand at the cusp of old freedoms reborn. I sit at an overused desk in a hotel room about to embark on yet another career opportunity, and it has nothing to do with rocking the microphone or speaking over a dope hand-slapped drum beat. But it does have something to do with seeing and doing new things in different places almost daily.

Hey you... Find out what your freedoms are and bring that beat back...

Remember that "BRING THAT BEAT BACK, MAN... BRING THAT BEAT BACK!!!" ?

Flav told me to show em... So I guess I gotta.

Time to get free again.

5 comments:

aquababie said...

one thing i admire about you since i've started reading your blog is your ability to keep it moving. you're making moves to recapture what you feel you've lost. you get fed up...you make a change. you do what is necessary to live life. i love that about you. i wish i was at that place. right now.

i do need to literally think about my freedoms and get myself back to that place. right now i'm not there.

Anonymous said...

FREEDOM....aint nuthin like it

Gallis said...

Nice. Very nice.

Chubby Chocolate said...

Very nice, Hassan. Been a while....See you're still at it.

Remember when De La Soul used that for their song? And then some dude started talking in Japanese?

The Second Sixty-Eight said...

Yeeaaahhh Boooyyyyeeee!!!!!