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American Gangster

In the movie Denzel said Bumpy Johnson was just as important as Martin Luther King "Meditate" Think about what that statement really means American Gangsters are idolized as Kings And what Martin said is just a dream Unfulfilled Because to the child of the ghetto its not real Hustlas admired while customers dispised To acquire clothes,cars,and women is the drive American Gangter is how the youth want their lives defined But every gangter isn't a Frank Lucas and survives Some are locked up and doing time While others were victims of homicide Either way someone loss a relative and the family cried Old hustlas say they had to do it But that doesn't have to be our reality We don't have to do it Its a new day, new time I know we still have the same crime But lets approach life with a different mind and not admire the success behind the crime Cause in the end most got played Because none of the gangsters took any of their possessions to their graves Did they really have it made? If Richie Porter, Karlton Hines, and Felix Mitchell could talk I wonder what would they have to say? They would probabily say "Follow Martin's dream of peace and equal rights And seek to make money legally because making money illegally isn't worth giving up your rights. The fast life is fast and you can't keep up And don't worry about earthly possessions you can't keep that stuff So for money don't sell your soul Cause no matter how much you acquire you can't fill that hole I wish we would've known all that before they dug our hole Then maybe we wouldn't have sold our soul But for y'all youth there is a better way y'all can live a life a better way And if you don't listen to nothing else, please listen to what we say In the end crime really doesn't pay." Thats what the dead gangsters would say Crime doesn't pay Thats what they would say

Copyright © | Year Posted 2007

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