Sugar Hill Gang
The summer I fell in love with hip hop
The Last Poets set the stage adding beats
White shell tops
Like Emcee Lyte
Salt and Peppa push it good on tape decks
Run DMC laid tracks and set the trends
Rapping hip hop
We were the dope lyrical geniuses
Boom box booming
Hip hop’s daddy gave birth to our childhoods….
© Jody Austin
Excerpt from the book This Is My Pen – Volume 1
About the Author
Jody’s mother was and is still a poet and artist who introduced her to poetry and expressive writing as a child in elementary school. Her bed time stories were of Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Marcus Garvey, Phylis Wheatley, Langston Hughes, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Chavez, Gil Scott Heron, Khalil Gibran, The Last Poets, and many others. She was a classically trained musician in the earlier part of her life, and performed with different bands and ensembles. Coming from a family background of music it was in her blood. Her aunt was a jazz singer who performed with many of the greats that include Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie ‘Yard Bird’ Parker. There was always a jam session going on. All of these influences started Jody’s creative writing experiences as a child and throughout her adulthood.
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