Role Models

from by Ghettosocks

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I’ve been blessed with this marvelous day, sun shining on the children all smiling as they’re starting to play. The doggy’s tied in the yard, still barks at the skates. The whole fam’s reunited and my heart - it just breaks. Cliques intermingle clans like a family. Writers on the bench swap tags by the gallery. Street tapestries: an outlawed masterpiece. Kids playing ball don’t give a fuck about gravity. Nah, they stay up and stay high, some struggle and stay stuck, and some buck to stay fly. There’s more hands up in the club than up in the classroom, handing off drugs then they head to the bathroom. Single mother of three (pain is kept under wraps,) bread, mayo, tuna (fiver should cover that.) Standing in the check-out line to an Usher track, daughter loves BET but TV don’t love her back.

Eventhough Daddy ain’t around no more, they found strength in eachother and are bound to grow. ‘Cause some role models will drink the whole bottle. That cat you look up to might be shook-up too. Sometimes two wrongs can equal one right, and some trees fall so the seeds can see light.

I’ve been blessed with this marvelous night. Star shining on horizons all smiling as they start to ignite. The doggy sleeps in the yard in the dark with the bikes. The whole fam’s rolling deep through the park getting nice. Now Julie had Bobby, and Bobby had Julie. Julie had school, and Bobby had an uzi. So this dude with a toolie and a beauty dipped in jewelery were spooning on a tuesday while listening to the Fugees.
Shit was Cooley High speaking smoothly with ruby smiles. At two to nine the two decide to slide to movie night. They hopped into the ride, Daddy said it’s cool to drive, ‘just remember Julie,’ ‘yea, Dad,’ ‘you’ve got school at nine.’ They hit the cinema, wondered if they’d get in. Bobby got confronted with some beef and flashed his weapon. People screamin’, Julie pleading, Bobby kept steppin’. She said ‘yo - I’m done with this,’ turned around and left him,

And eventhough Mommy ain’t around no more, she found strength in herself and is bound to grow. ‘Cause some role models will drink the whole bottle. That cat you look up to might be shook-up too. Sometimes two wrongs can equal one right, and some trees fall so the seeds can see light.

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from Treat of the Day, released October 10, 2009
produced by Dexter Doolittle
(D. Pyper, R. MacKenzie - SOCAN)

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Ghettosocks Halifax, Nova Scotia

Noted as one of the top rappers in Canada (The CBC’s Top 25 Greatest Canadian Rappers Ever), Ghettosocks is a JUNO Award nominated Hip Hop Producer and MC born in Ottawa and living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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