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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

New rap & hip-hop song "A Rapper's Prayer" from the upcoming book "Got the Flow: The Hip-Hop Diary of a Young Rapper" by Carlos Salinas





The main character of the book ("Got the Flow: The Hip-Hop Diary of a Young Rapper") 16-year-old Troy Jones is in the hospital as his mom just survived a heart attack from overworking and stress. He is determined to become a successful rapper to give his mom a better life. Inspired by the pain of the his mom's hospitalization and the fear of his upcoming 3rd rap battle (he lost his first two) he pens this rap to God. The book is due out Fall 2017. THIS SONG IS FREE FOR DOWNLOAD ON SOUNDCLOUD AND FEEL FREE TO SHARE THE MP3. :) Free excerpt and updates at carlossalinaswriting.com! Thanks for listening!

Lyrics:
CHORUS
I pray to God to let my tongue keep up with my mind
And stay true to my heart ‘n not fall behind
I got my mom in there, lyin’ inches from death,
If you must take somethin’, let it be my breath

I just ask you, God, if you up there listenin’
Help me get to that next level, grant me discipline
I know one thing for sho Heaven’s gotta have a ghetto
Cuz where else in death do I get to go?
So this is it time to give it all I got,
I gotta do it now, whether I’m afraid or not,
Every man’s gotta face his dyin’ day
I just hope my ain’t tomorrow, so this I pray
I'm just a street soldier livin’ with a code of honor
Tryin’ to help my mom with stress she feel on her
Cuz even a gangsta rapper can find redemption
For the sins committed before revelation
So I Thank you, God, I was saved by your grace,
for givin’ me this gift to get my mom out this place
So I ask watch over me as they drop the beats
Guide my mic as I try to get up outta these streets
It ain’t only for me but more for my mom
Cuz I’m burnin’ inside but I gotta stay calm
Some men are born to be good some born to be bad
As for me I only came with just a pen ‘n’ a pad
So before I go, ‘n’ before I die,
Best believe I’m gonna bleed this pen dry

CHORUS
I pray to God to let my tongue keep up with my mind
And stay true to my heart ‘n not fall behind
I got my mom in there, lyin’ inches from death,
If you must take somethin’, let it be my breath

In this dark world hip hop’s a ray of light
‘n’ I’m a magnifying glass harnessin’ its might,
I know one day we all gon’ end up in a hearse
The only thing I ask for is for one last verse
Violence all around me walking alongside killing
There's gotta be a way to end this n’ start the healin’
I don’t fear death, when it comes to toll the bell,
One life’s more than enough if it’s lived well,
So don't take her yet cuz it ain't her time
She's gotta be ‘round to sing my baby nursery rhymes
As the clock ticks, I grab the mic even tighter
Who really needs sleep? I’m pullin’ an all-nighter
I got the fire inside and it burns for hip-hop
Won’t stop til I die or I make it to the top
So gimme a chance, gimme one more try
And I promise to change this world before I die

CHORUS
I pray to God to let my tongue keep up with my mind
And stay true to my heart ‘n not fall behind
I got my mom in there, lyin’ inches from death,
If you must take somethin’, let it be my breath

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