Talk That Talk: Top 5 Notable Quotables Of 2011

By: 12.15.11


“Visions of Martin Luther staring at me
Malcolm X put a hex on my future, someone catch me
I’m falling victim to a revolutionary song
The Serengeti’s clone
Back to put you backstabbers back on your spinal bone
You slipped your disc when I slid you my disc
You wanted to diss but jumped on my dick
Grown, men never should bite their tongue
Unless you eatin’ pussy that smell like it’s a stale plum
I got my finger on the motherfucking pistol
Aiming it at a pig, Charlotte’s web is going to miss you
My issue isn’t televised; you ain’t gotta tell the wise
How to stay on beat, because our life’s an instrumental
This is physical and mental, I won’t sugarcoat it
You’d die from diabetes if these other niggas wrote it
And everything on TV just a figment of imagination
I don’t want a plastic nation, dread that like a Haitian
While you motherfuckers waiting…
I be off the slave ship
Building pyramids, writing my own hieroglyphs
This call the shit HiiiPower
Nigga, nothing less than HiiiPower”

Kendrick Lamar on “HiiiPower” from the album Section.80

For God’s sake, say something. Anything. Preferably something that has some meaning to you, personally. While you’re doing that, do you think that you could add some drama? Would it be too much to ask for some urgency? Maybe you could even make a nod to the past while you’re at it. Yes, the past. You know, the things that happened before you got here that allow you to exist. Think about your real life experiences. While you’re committing those thoughts to the page, or your BlackBerry notes, or your iPhone, or magically pulling the words out of the thin air, can you manage to sound like you care? For lack of a better word…can you say it with your chest? How? Just listen to this, and go back to the lab. — Greg Whitt

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