English 6H Period 2
January 21, 2013
Have you ever heard a song that gives you goose bumps all over your body? The way the song is expressed and sung with all those different kinds of emotions are the ones that get to you the most. “Dance with The Devil” by a successful underground rapper, is an amazing song. Reading the lyrics makes you think more into thought about what they do. You’ll be shocked once you read them.
In the beginning of the song Technique is talking about how he knew a guy names William, who his primary cared for making easy money. He was a young kid, with the age of thirteen, who was growing up without a father and whose mother an addict. The older the boy got the tougher things he did. “He started hanging out, selling bags in the projects, checking the young chicks, looking for the hit and run prospects” (9-10). He didn’t have feelings the minded what was happening. All he cared about was the material objects. As time passed, he dropped out of school to sell weed and to become part of the hustler life.
The hook in the song explains how people always take any easy route, but don’t take in consideration of what the consequences will be. Raping, selling illegal substances, and murder is something the devil will make you do if you worship him. He wants to gain power and strength over you and everyone else. “Devils used to be gods, angels that fell from the top” (31). No one could ever be superior, other than god himself.
William, also known as Billy, attempted to have a spot in a crew. To accomplish that he had to steal, get into fights, sell crack cocaine, and to fully prove himself he had to stab someone till they died, cold blooded. The members of the crew wanted to test him before he was admitted. He had a chance to turn back around to his normal life, but the mentality of being a hardcore “nigga” demanded him to meet them Friday night.
Friday night, a quarter to three, they drove around the...
Cited: (Valente saw this. it is fine.)
Immortal Technique. “Dance with The Devil.” Revolutionary Vol.1. Lyrics.com January 13,
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