‘An analogy for the relationship between underground Hip-Hop and the mainstream’ [inspired by Seph 1] written by Jason Oliveros aka Def!nition

It’s like they are two parts of the same tree. Some choose to strive for the top. Few become branches and fewer become leaves. This is the mainstream and their goal is to reside on the top and get the attention. But on the opposite end of the tree is the roots and that’s why its called underground. As new artists we can never truly be at the roots, but we can stay close and form the trunk. This is what holds the culture. Whether we like it or not the roots are connected to the trunk, and the trunk is connected to the branches and the branches are connected to the leaves. The difference is that we are strongest at the base of the tree. The leaves will fall and the branches will break but the trunk will remain for as long as the tree stands.

‘If I Could Tell The World Only 1 Thing’ by Pak

if i could tell the world only one thing i would say
do what you love, love what you do every day
cos that’s the only way to stay, stay sane in the brain
when all things around you seem to turn to insane
pain hurt and misery all part of this plane
of existence we all share as flames of the change
remain to your Self true and do what you say
make a change for the better resist what they claim
about “money, fame, honeys and clothes,
money Henny riches bottles and buh-bobblin’ hoes,
you need it all!” now that’s a throwback quote by them boys starving
unlike we who be with ammunition ourselves arming
like, bullets of love hollow points to pierce the heart
bleed the hate out, let it die, revive a fresh start
and we vibe like we march amped across the lands
spreading good vibes good rhymes through peace of mind jams
and right now is the time to get ya self going!
break from the chains and place ya self open
for knowing who you be, be the first degree
for doing what ya love and doing it carefree