Rap & Reggae Lyrics

According to Wikipedia, rapping (one of the central elements of hip hop music and culture) is the rhythmic delivery of rhymes that can be made over a beat or a cappella (i.e. without musical accompaniment). Said to have African, Jamaican, and American roots, it is an intricate art form that is neither prose, poetry nor song, but rather incorporates elements of all three.

The BLACFOUNDATION is presently issuing a call for rap lyrics so that the interested rapper can make himself / herself and his/her message known to the public in a journal format. The rapper should submit his or her name, age, address, and any other personal information he/she deems appropriate along with the lyrics to an original rap composition. Photos are also welcome. The rapper’s submission will appear on the blacfoundation website and those of particular merit may be selected to appear in the foundation’s hard copy journal dedicated exclusively to rap music.

Rap & Reggae Lyrics – Full Submissions

The Bush That Won’t Burn – by E. Scott

How I’m a do – by E. Scott

Ghetto Hell – E. Scott

Ghetto Girl – AK Casino/Gillateam

It gets so lonely © Theodore M Yancey 1996.

Ghetto Man © 2011 Dumi

Ain’t Goin to Let This Fool © 2011 Dumi

BLAC Foundation theme songPDF version

Submission of Papers

Note to Readers/Submitters: The copyright of all articles submitted to BLACFOUNDATION belongs to the submitter. All articles (with possible slight editing) will be presented as submitted because it is the avowed philosophy of the site (as Max Van Mahen once wrote) “to let that which shows itself to be seen from itself in the very way in which it shows itself from itself.”

If a paper is selected to be included in the thematical electronic or hard copy journals the selected paper may be edited only with the permission of and in conjunction with the submitter. While this site neither has nor desires a chat page, the reader is encouraged to address comments or criticisms about each submission directly to the submitter and the submitter is likewise encouraged to either respond or take such responses into consideration when finalizing his / her electronic journal submission.

To submit a paper via email, send to edpowe@blacfoundation.org, or mail a hard copy to:

Ed Powe
530 West Johnson
Apt. 202
Madison, WI 53703