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No muslim has ever sang a song to raise the sun! Great poet, but he needs to have his facts straight..
Nice like that
Yo soy Puertorriqueño but he doesn’t represent me, I’m from jibaro stock, honest, hard working, humble.
This guy is Tits !!! I say jump dance shake your pants you doin it wrong If your into romance step aside watch me glide If your gunna get down baby hitch a ride , Its a shame its a pitty you ain't gettin no tity betch you feelin pretty bad bech ya feelin pretty shity... Ya I wrote dat shit
felt it except Cali got the best weed.....!
He never said they had the best weed... just the best weed SPOTS.
bushwick is where we from this guy is a smart man and a good one to knickerbocker and grove
Hell yea! Bushwick forever, never east williamsburg. That word is just something the yuppies conjurd up to raise their property value and take over what little we have...like no you may NOT change Graham Avenue - Avenue of PUERTO RICO to something else because it offends your sensibilities lol. This is Bushwick Sick so yuppies need to stick their asses back on that metro north train back to Connecticut 🤣
please check out my poetry at Lela nhlapo 'we are but only sand'
by far one of the best poems I've heard
savage skulls and chingalings are from the bronx.
they had and still have chapters in brooklyn
Love, Peace,Harmony. Stop preaching the hate.❤️🌻
Shout out to all the ladies of Brooklyn from the Boogie Down Bronx!
i wish this man as acting. he really should be in movies.
+Richarda Glass -pll"""-"gvh
oh wow really? he is i love Lemon.
+Richarda Glass Ever seen the 2006 movie 'Inside Man' with Denzel Washington? He played a character by the name of Paul Guitierez, and he did a great job in that role in my opinion.There also seems to be a film that came out called 'Lemon'. I believe it's a documentary following his life.
I am part bodigua! and this to is we're my mindset lies. this guy is good
Did you mean Boricua? Lol
Lol my android always correcting stuff incorrectly lmto. I ment bodicua. I didn't notice that duh on me
Oh my gosh he's so amazing! I actually got to meet him too and he's just a really nice person.
I loveeeee him
Shit. I’m jealous towards my cousin. He has been unattached for life. By a fluke, he has got a model to deeply love him in no time. Just how is that even thinkable? He told me he used the Cupid Love System (Google it!) I wish someone stunning told me they loved me… I can’t remember ever seeing him so positive. Kinda makes me sick.
Muslim, 5%percenter, Israelites.. This guy know his shit
He IS a 3-time felon.
This was awesome, so much talent. He takes poetry on a different level
shut the fuck up
He needs to talk more like a respectable American. Phony.
I love this! I'm not even from NY but he sure hell made me feel like it lol. Talk about depiction. He was too nice
There is a such thing as "acting" a race. The movie 'White chicks', weren't they "acting" white? Some people naturally can have ways (characteristics, behavior etc) like other races because they grew up with that other race. However, there are cases were many don't grow up around said race and want to "act" black because it's "cool" or they are attracted to it. Every race acts different because of culture etc. Latino's will be similar naturally because they are mixed "races" not a "race".
I want to discover how to have more sex. My good friend has started going out with a ten mainly because 8 weeks ago he registered to a site called Master Attraction (Google it if you'd like to know more.) I'm green with envy since I would like to fall madly in love too. I'm gonna look into this Jake Ayres man's material. Odd point is, he previously had no luck with girls. How can you transform that quickly? His girl's like a model...
That should have been my husband lol
Mos Def said it in the begining "My man reppin the Boriquas" hes Puerto Rican (sorry for the spelling)
This might just be my favorite Def Poetry performance of all time
Apologize it's actually called "Gangsta MC's"
RUclip search "Freedom" by AZ feat Lemon from the "Final Call" album. Lemon spits that second poem. Thumbs up if you find it.
my friend is completely puerto rican and has blonde hair douche
the only reason why he is as popular as he is, is because he said what he said being white.....not hating, just saying........
The second part is really good. The first part will fly right over the heads of the non-BK natives.
That was SIKK...!!
hes is really talented i first saw him on the app TED and heard his poem about taking his jordan shoes
This poet isn't bad, but he pretty much paraphrased what has been said over and over and over and....well, you know. But I give it to him, he's pretty clever with the delivery. And in today's world, THAT is what counts. It walks to the bank and it keeps you safe and all that $#!+!
Lemon grew up in New York/Brooklyn. He's a product of his environment. He's not trying to be anything but himself. There are plenty of black-Latinos. I'm from Harlem and I grew up around plenty of cats like Lemon.
this daughter of all relations sends out big Love 2 Brotha Lemon Anderson who has learned 2B who & what he is everywhere he goes...share yo witness of true freedom u man from the county of Kings, brings a smile 2 this QueenB of the gateway city ;-)
I'm so proud to be from Brooklyn! xD
Is that Vin Diesel in the back 1:45
25 ppl dont like poetry in general
the best weed is in cali my freind
speaks the truth and how could he be acting black if being black is a race. Saying that is saying you agree with the stereotype that blacks should sound, act, dress a certain way. Nah, Lemon just who he is and he's BROOKLYN!!!!
right shit back in the day I used to stand in line at Allen's bakery to get my coconut bread, black pudding, currant rolls, roti......lime with my boys at prospect park, check me if you know what im talkin bout.
Yessir!!! The lord might not come when u call but He's always on time. Word!
That has always been my favourite line!
The lord may not come when you call, but he is always on time.
Black? He's acting NY
yea...this is derp obvious
I am addicted to this poem
are u saying HOLLA or hi in spanish ?
He not ACTIN in no way , he's from Brooklyn . we all like that
"the lord may not come when you call but he's always on time"
act how u act, if ppl got problems giv em tha fist
thank you ..for saying this ....
He IS BLACK!..and of Spaniard descent and of Indigenous Boriquen/Taino descent. Latinos, for the most part have at least 2 out of 3 of these ethnicities in their blood. From the Darkest skin to the lightest skin, the mix is still there. Americans can't place their shade-ism issues, and historical issues about what it means to be black on the rest of us, coz' our history and our realities are different
i like this here
Thank you! People at my school get so uncomfortable when I say things like this. Like when I speak 'properly' I'm not acting white. And my white friend who's from the hood aint acting black. She from the hood so she naturally speaks a certain way. It's not anything to be ashamed or proud of but it's a simple fact ya know?
Sorry, but Cali has the best weed spots lol
Dawn! That wad dope!
@wojo91baby I wasn't implying that but I believe everyone goes through struggles. While people of colour may have to suffer, unless you know every single white person, you cannot say that they suffer more or less. Never underestimate another person's pain. It may not be as obvious as the pain suffered by POC but it still exists.
This!!! is Puerto Rock Style, we can argue all day about who influenced who! white to black..... they all my panas!
@LailahAhm I agree with everything except for the white part. The shit POCs go through on the daily cannot be compared to what whites go through.
@bballer4ever Everyone likes different things. Don't be ignorant... just saying...
Just to add to this discussion on his race, on a different video he said he was bi-racial. I'm talking about Lemon of course. Love his poetry.
@LailahAhm well said. special note: he's puerto rican, he's people of color. same difference.
lmao he real
this dude never been to california....just putting that out there
san francisco has the best weed spots lol just saying...
@instrumental its no act...there's no place on earth like Brooklyn. You'll only know if u been there
I SERIOUSLY hate the way this guy acts!
Damn. This was beautifuL
@Sw88tie yes most of them do look like that if you actually go to puerto rico..people only make generalizations of what they see in america...
@StatenIzzy1 Really?I didn't know that. But most of them don't look it.
i luv this
this guy's had the most applause i've heard in one performance!!
there's no such thing as 'actin black' 'actin white' 'actin spanish' NOTHING. U cant act an ethnicity u ignorant peopleP.S. I love this ! & he is soo fine woo Lol
Are these 2 poems he said in this video or one long one? Please help ^_^
he is fine!!
Hahaha @ 2:05 I thought he was gonna leave:)
Acting black? I really hate when people say that. I don't think he's acting 'black' per se, it's more that he dresses and talks a certain way because he was influenced by the enbironment in which he grew up in. Why would it matter if he were white? Just because he is white or puerto rican does not mean he doesn't face similar issues as people of colour would especially if he lived in the same low-income neighborhoods.
@ADayDreamer777 yes that makes him spanish so therefore hes white
much respect for him! this is the prime example of a person who turned his life around. He was in jail and educated himself and started doing poetry so no excuses.
Boricuaso Mira what's good fellow brooklynite! Bed Sty raised me. Shit in PR they call me crazy! Peace!
its not a song to raise the sun, it is a call to prayer and worship God.
Not glorifying, simply understanding where he's from and appreciating
I probably wont get any thumbs up, but it seems as if he is glorifying poverty
If Ya Like This Ya Should C him perform his book County Of Kings - My Grade went to see him perform and he is amazing!!!!!!!
15 poeple hit dislike 'cause they don't have the best weed spots
That shit was crazy. I love seeing this generation strong in the Spoken Word
@captainterrible525 I know you're wrong. But I want to help you. Read "Unacknowledged Legislation, Writers in the Public Sphere by Christopher Hitchens. I think this will help. I would be happy to accept any recommendations from you.
@john "I don't expect you to agree with me. Our argument has come up because our viewpoints are opposed." You have decided that I am wrong and you are right. So, if we agree that we disagree then your continuing posts serve no purpose other than to feed YOUR ego. "You can quit this conversation any time you want, but I'll keep posting" okay
@captainterrible525 I can only assume you are quoting me here because you think this is a "gotcha" moment. I will continue to post, if you don't want to have a "discussion" (two people or more) then you can quit. I will keep posting (requiring only one person). Is this clear enough? ...strangely you still haven't responded directly to most of my comments, and I sense you realize that your argument in coming apart at the seams, so this would be a good time for you to save face and give up.