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A Picture worth a thousands words

"Mama please come put your arms around, where i'm standing life so cold, come and take me on this peaceful journey, it won't be long before I am gone"

-Crossroads By Mista of their 1996 self titled debut album

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I am honestly at a lost for words, in the past few days we have learned about a woman named Sandra Bland who was pulled over in a routine traffic stop in Waller county Texas for failure to signal. 
Ms. Bland was found dead in her cell after her arrest, and ruled a hanging by suicide and I am not going to get into all the particulars of the arrest or the video is on line of the arrest and I have simply no words to articulate how I truly feel about the video at this time.
What I will talk about the speculation of this young lady mug shot and how rumor has it that Sandra was already dead at the time of this mugshot. Now if this had not been a rumor, and we did not live in the world of social media and someone would have shown me this picture. I would…

Give up the Ghost

Ghostwriter: somebody who writes lyrics secretly for another person and they get payed to do it: According to urban dictionaryGoogle Images: Meek Mill and Drake

"No ghost write for her"
                                 -Lil Mama

The term ghostwriter is being used a lot around these parts, well at least in the current world of hip hop. For those you of that are not in the loop, traditionally in the genre of rap music MC's ( master of ceremonies) aka rap artist is known to cite lyrics that are written solely by the artist them self.

Hip-Hop music in its truest form comes from authenticity with skillful use of word play to tell a story in rhythm and flow.  The MC tells his or her story written from their experiences, knowledge  or simply their imaginations. 

Either way it is expected for the MC to be the writer of there own rhymes.

Yes in other genres there are song writers and there always have been writers who write for other  musical artist. But in the world of hip-hop that is…