Saturday, February 19, 2011

A dance with the devil may last you forever

This is a very disturbing song by Immortal Technique that chronicles the rise and fall of an ambitious kid who tries to join a gang. It centers around violence since this kid believes that killing and stealing are the only way to be seen as a man by his community. Immortal Technique paints a picture of what its like to be on the streets and how people will sell their souls just to make it big, even if that means just becoming a big time drug dealer. One line that stuck with me was "but only a real thug can stab someone til they die, standing in front of them, staring straight into their eyes." This shows you what respect means on the streets. It doesnt have to do with money or drugs. He even says that shooting someone isn't that big of a deal. Being cold hearted is something to be respected, and William (the kid) had to learn this first hand.
He talks about how this young kid was corrupted by the fact that he never had a father and his mom was a crack addict, which led him to look elsewhere for guidance and friendship. This song shows how everything can be brought back to the family and if someone doesnt have that core support system, such as a father or a mother, then they are doomed to end up on the streets, or worse.

1 comment:

  1. forgot the video, oops


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