Rize: Miss Prissy

Miss Prissy of Rize, the chronicle of a dance movement from Los Angeles. Watch it here:

A poem I read the other day. I like the content. And the documentary mentioned in the caption above. It’s about this awesome hip hop-esque youth dance movement that came out of inner-city Los Angeles. Aaron had me watch it with him cause it inspires his supersmooth,hip,hot,hip,hop moves :] Read the poem, and WATCH RIZE HERE:

Vision/If women ran hip hop :: Aya de Leon

If women ran hip hop
the beats & rhymes would be just as dope,
but there would never be a bad vibe when you walked in
the place
& the clubs would be beautiful & smell good
& the music would never be too loud
but there would be free earplugs available anyway
& venues would have skylights and phat patios
and shows would run all day not just late at night
cuz If women ran hip hop we would have nothing to be
ashamed of
& there would be an African marketplace
with big shrines to Oya
Yoruba deity of the female warrior & entrepreneur
and women would sell & barter & prosper

If women ran hip hop
there would never be shootings
cuz there would be onsite conflict mediators
to help you work through all that negativity & hostility
& there would also be free condoms & dental dams
in pretty baskets throughout the place
as well as counselors to help you make the decision:
do I really want to have sex with him or her?
& there would be safe, reliable, low-cost 24 hour
transportation home
& every venue would have on-site quality child care
where kids could sleep while grown folks danced
& all shows would be all ages cause the economy of hip
hop wouldn’t revolve around the sale of alcohol

If women ran hip hop
same gender-loving & transgender emcees
would be proportionally represented
& get mad love from everybody
& females would dress sexy if we wanted to celebrate our bodies
but it wouldn’t be that important because
everyone would be paying attention to our minds, anyway

If women ran hip hop
men would be relieved because it’s so draining
to keep up that front of toughness & power & control 24-7

If women ran hip hop
the only folks dancing in cages would be dogs & cats
from the local animal shelter
excited about getting adopted by pet lovers in the crowd

If women ran hip hop
there would be social workers available to refer
gangsta rappers
to 21-day detox programs where they could get clean & sober
from violence & misogyny

but best of all, if women ran hip hop
we would have the dopest female emcees ever
because all the young women afraid to bust
would unleash their brilliance on the world

cause it’s the time for the reclaiming of hip hop

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s