Circa 1990 Three

(the sound of a revolution)



“now what you hear is not a test”


…it’s the hiphopera


everybody’s swaying to what the deejay’s playing


one dude grinding with now his 12th honey thought he


was r. kelly


the cut just happened to be “freaks of the industry”


by shock g. and his better half & other personality


humpty, who is wearing Michael Jackson’s real nose


& the mack’s old clothes


with two turntables, the deejay is his own band


i remember lord fader saving the world last night


with nothing but his hands, some wax


& a crew of m.c.’s seven deep.


there’s knowledge reigns supreme over nearly everyone,


rakim & public enemy’s #1 son,


L.L., melle mel, that brother abstract & gifted unlimited rhymes universal


moving one nation on a groove


as the chronograph choreographs


the impatient pulse of the populace


controlled solely by the sound


of a revolution still in progress.