This was my first entry and I feel the need to share it again – I hope you like it! Thanks PJ

Red's Canvas

Back in November 2010, my friend was involved in an exhibition where a number of talented artists showcased their artwork which answered the question ‘What is Hip Hop?’.  This was the first time I attended an event of this nature and I’m happy to have had the opportunity to do so.

As an exhibitor, my friend had asked me to create two poems based on his artwork.  Here are the writings:

What is Hip Hop?

Hip Hop is a feeling, an emotion, an experience and is slowly becoming a distant memory. Deep thoughts have been replaced by deep pockets. Tight rhymes and hard beats have been traded for diamond encrusted grillz and life-sized platinum pendants. Meaningful lyrics have been sold for meaningless words. Tattoo Hip Hop on your heart, not on your arm. Redefine Hip Hop.

This poem described one of his pieces which portrayed Hip Hop as a female.

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