This past week Elizabeth Acevedo visited Hamilton College. She performed spoken word, shared anecdotes, and in the end finished with a rap, which she described as her “inner rap.” She challenged us to create our own. It took the weekend but this is what I spit.
Lyrics: Now let me get a little comfortable first. Open up your eyes and your ears and your purse. Revolutionary mind spittin’ fire like it hurts. Always stay woke , keep your eyes on the perps. Now this more than perceived resistance. Beyond the complications of my existence. Neither race, nor sex, nor class, nor crime can sever my relation and love to this line. I have flames to spark and battles to fight. So keep it in your mind, Nigga we gon’ be alright.