Pun’s Son’s Got the Vocab!

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Kala Z, after he tagged me in his post…

Kala Z.: Big Pun’s Son:

(tagged) Rebekah P., Last Prince, Rayn, Jason B.

Jason B.: Check out the ‘team backpack’ cypher….too good

Kala Z.: Will do

Rebekah P.: Fuego!!!!!!!

Last Prince: Dopeness…

Rayn: Skillz! He’s got the vocab! 😉

A Third 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, and a second, 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!

Sara: Bring it back Rayn! Bring it back!

Feedback on Team Backpack Cypher, Featuring Reverie and Murs

The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall…

Tru LeoReverie & Murs – Cypher (produced by Chex):

Rayn: Skillz!

Tru Leo: TruDat

Lauryn Hill, Info-Warrior!

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of an acquaintance, after he posted artwork being shared by the page, “Truth Beckons“…

Oniel D.:

"Truth comes, but we can't hear it. How can we hear it when we've been programmed to fear it?" - Lauryn Hill

“Truth comes, but we can’t hear it. How can we hear it when we’ve been programmed to fear it?” – Lauryn Hill

Rayn: “Truth comes – we can’t hear it, when you’ve been programmed to fear it.”

It is a portion of Lauryn Hill’s song, “Freedom Time,” from her 2002 album, “Unplugged 2.0.”

Freedom Time – Lauryn Hill:

It just happens to be one of my favorite songs of ALL-TIME!

Full verse: “There’s a war in the mind – over territory – for the dominion. Who will dominate the opinion? Skisms and isms. Keeping us in forms of religion. Conforming our vision to the world churches decision. Trapped in a section. Submitted to committee election. Moral infection. Epidemic lies and deception. Insurrection – of the highest possible order. Distorting our tape recorders from hearing, like under water. Beyond the borders. Fond of sin and disorder. Bound by the strategy of systematic depravity. Heavy as gravity. Head-first in a cavity – without a bottom. A fate worse than Sodom. What’s got ’em drunk off the Spirits? Truth comes – we can’t hear it, when you’ve been programmed to fear it. I had a vision. I was falling in indecision. Appalling, calling religion – some program on television. How can dominant wisdom be recognized in a system of Anti-Christs and majority rules? Intelligent fools. PhD’s in illusion. Masters of mass confusion. Bachelors of past illusions. Now, who you choosing? The head or the tail? The bloodshed of nail, or confidence in the veil? Conferences at Yale, discussing doctrines of Ba’al. Causing people to fail. Keeping a third in jail. His words nail everything to the tree. Severing all of me from all that I used to be. Formless and void. Totally paranoid. Enjoy darkness as” Lord” – keeping me from the sword. Blocked from mercy. Bitterness serves thee. Hungry and thirsty for good meat we would eat, and still – dining at the table of deceit. How incomplete. From confrontation to retreat – we prolong the true enemy’s defeat. Destitute of necessity. Causing desperation to get the best of me. Punishment ’til there was nothing left of me. Realizing the unescapable death of me. No options in the ‘Valley of Decision.’ The only doctrine: Supernatural Circumcision. Inwardly, only water can purge the heart from words – the fiery darts, thrown by the workers of the arts. Iniquity, shaping in. There’re no escaping when – you’re whole philosophy is paper thin. In vanity, the wide road is insanity. Could it be all of humanity? Picture that. Scripture that. The origin of a man’s heart is black. How can we show up for an invisible war? Preoccupied with a shadow – making love with a whore. Aching in sores. Babylon, the great mystery. Mother of human history. System of social sorcery. Our present condition needs serious recognition. Where there’s no repentance, there can be no remission. And, that sentence – more serious than Vietnam, the atom bomb, and Saddam, and Minister Farrakhan. What’s going on? What’s the priority to you? By what authority do we do? The majority hasn’t a clue. We’ve majored in curses. Search the chapters, check the verses. Recapture the land. Remove the mark from off of our hands. So we can stand – in agreement with his command. Everything else is damned: let them what is understand. Everything else is damned: let them with ears understand!”

Lyrics to Lauryn Hill’s Brand New Song, “Neurotic Society”

"Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)"

“Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)”

Yesterday, Lauryn Hill released a new song, entitled, “Neurotic Society”!

You can purchase a digital copy of the track from iTunes, here:

Ms. Hill also made a statement about the details of her single’s release on her Tumblr account:

Here is my effort to decipher the lyrics:

(update: on May 13, Ms. Hill was kind of enough to release the actual lyrics to this song, here! I’ve now added a strike-through to each part that I got wrong)

Verse 1
We’re living in a joke time
Metaphorical coke time
Commerce and guru men
Run the whole world men
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