Lauryn Hill Deconstructs the Mental, Physical, Spiritual and Social Bondage of Life in Today’s Society

The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall…

Rayn: I Get Out – Lauryn Hill:

“I won’t support your lie no more. I won’t even try no more. If I have to die, oh Lord, that’s how I choose to live!

I won’t be compromised no more. I can’t be victimized no more. I just don’t sympathize no more, ‘cuz now I understand. You just want to use me. You say “love,” then abuse me. You never thought you’d lose me, but how quickly we forget – that nothing is for certain. You thought I’d stay here, hurting. Your guilt trip’s just not working – repressing me to death! ‘Cuz, now, I’m choosing life, yo! I’ll take the sacrifice, yo! If everything must go, then go! That’s how I choose to live!

No more compromises. I see past your disguises. Blinding me through mind-control. Stealing my eternal soul. Appealing through material to keep me as your slave – but, I’ll get out! Oh, I get out of all your boxes! I get out! Oh, you can’t hold me on these chains! I’ll get out! Oh, I want out of social bondage! Knowing my condition is the reason I must change!”

Steven C.: Please explain. You mean she doesn’t like hollywood as well

Steven C.: Does that mean she doesn’t like hollywood

Rayn: It’s not Hollywood she’s referring to, Steven. She’s deconstructing the mental, physical, spiritual and social bondage that comes with living in a corrupt and illegitimate system of control, run a small minority of “elites,” in a situation where most don’t recognize it as a such…

Rayn: Listen to it, again, while keeping that in mind. 

Feedback on “Calligraphy from the Inbetween,” by Son of Saturn and Featuring Bleeding Heart Bliss

I originally posted the following video and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Son of Saturn – “Calligraphy From The Inbetween” Ft. Bliss (The Blackhole Speakeasy):

My CommentaryBleeding Heart Bliss, blazing through the beat! Conscious Hip-Hop Lyricists, FTW!

Emcees Act Like They Don’t Know!

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of fellow emcee, Jaeda…

Jaeda: All I gotta say is..This is not freestyle!! If its written its written girl…learn the difference..u suck!!!

Sucker-Free Freestyle – Kreayshawn – MTV2:

Pavel S.: hella written.

Britta H.: Jaeda is ORGANIC! 🙂 xoxox

Rayn: Ha ha! I agree, Jaeda! Definitely not a free-style – and, therefore, definitely not “sucker-free,” either, so MTV also needs to learn the difference, too! Either way, get her the cluck outta here!

Kandice H.: Boooooo

Adam B.: bring the right ones up / dun ever tear the wrong ones down! *says I

Hannah M.: yep she sucks donkey dick bwahahahahahahaha

Tiffany S.: Spoken Word is cool (not in this case) but it is not freestyle.

Raw Hip-Hop, on Deck, with John Forté!

I originally posted the following photo and statement onto my Facebook wall…

A photo my sister took of me, with John Forté. Ha ha! My facial expression is classic!

A photo my sister took of me, with John Forté.
Ha ha! My facial expression is classic!

Skillz! I took a trip to the Apple Store, SoHo, in NYC, and saw John Forté and his band perform a live, free show, to kick off Black Music Month!

A Second Round of Feedback on a Live Street Recording of My Song, “America”

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Last Prince…

(this is a continuation of a first discussion, which took place here)

Last Prince: 1. 2. 1. 2. !!!!! This Clip is a Classic. Rayn is a Rebel 2 be Reckoned with. She got some L’s 4yo azz, plus she goes N on the beatz 2!!!!! The funny thing is that this was recorded on the 4th of July, 2009!!!! She performed this joint @ the last N.N.S. Femcee Showcase and made a lot of 3rd Eyes Blink!!!! Hope she’s down to Rock the next one Jan. 2, 2010 @ The Coffee Cave!!!!! N E Way, B E Z!!!!!!!


1. 2.!!!!!!

“America” Live – Rayn:

(recorded by Last Prince in Newark, NJ)

Louis G.: Rayn drop it like it was hot!! and it was…

Last Prince: YezSir!!!! Automatically 1 of my Fav’s!!!!!

Louis G.: thats what it is…good fucking video!!

SaraRayn going hard! And dropping knowledge 🙂

Jimmy L.: freshness

Kala Z.: ew you so nasty! I can smell the funk off these pixels. Rayn do yo damn thang homie!

Rebekah P.: Rayn inspires me to be the higher me
She’s on fire, free and deals with reality
Nuff respect on the mic check Lady B
Speakin’ on it Naturally a TRUE MC!

Rayn: Thanx, everyone! Your words are much appreciated! Props to Last Prince for posting the raw, gritty underground flavor every day!