What are you fighting for – Gemini (Def Poetry)



the show welcome back to Def Poetry for a fourth season tonight cause of all shades on uncommon MCS for the common people Nuyorican geniuses in the beautiful New York City ladies and gentlemen welcome to Def Poetry when I was running New York please even warmed up poetry welcome to Nomad Gemini I would stand to mr. fists on the battlefield among an army of red than an army of blue and I stand tall and true as I ask you what are you fighting for this 4 foot by 4 foot concrete block you're arguing for and bartering for is merely a prison without bars that still manages to arrest you by confining your mind and you allow this corner to define you and now you're redefining yourself by calling yourself a street corner entrepreneur and I ask you what are you fighting for you see now you're standing on corners I used to call my own corners I once considered a safe zone and now I'm too afraid to let my mother walk to the store alone because these streets they're covered with cowardly fake gangsters and I'm angered at the nonsense that rag on your head is somehow keeping knowledge from seeping into your brain don't you see that you're dying for nothing rather than living for something you're self-destructing and just fucking your own self over and I ask you what are you fighting for you're waging wars over something that never was and never will be yours because owning the streets is just a fictitious concept that gets misused by hip-hop dudes trying to pass themselves off as reincarnated gangsters so contrary to popular belief no matter how deep your gang is at how much money you'll think you'll make from crack rocks the only concrete blocks you'll ever own are the ones that come with steel bars or the ones we call tombstones so I guess the only so I guess the only decision left for you to choose is whether the fabric and your caskets should be red or blue and I asked you what are you dying for

20 thoughts on “What are you fighting for – Gemini (Def Poetry)

  1. does anyone have the lyrics for this? i wanted to use it for a final project. of course i would credit Gemini 🙂

  2. If you're looking for more of this guy's work, it's "Gemineye", not "Gemini". He spells it differently than the astrological symbol.

  3. Its Benn cancelled for like a year or 2 already…
    it was on HBO

  4. where in the hell did all the thumbs up come from??! o.O
    They're well-deserved though =)
    The last part from the concrete blocks to the end is fresh…man is deep

  5. it used to be on HBO dont know what time, but i think this show doesnt air anymore, but i dont know i havent watched it in years

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