Listen dis….

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I’ve been known to have my own version of  Carpool Karaoke with the gremz in the short distance between school and home depending on what I’m listening to. Admittedly they are very exposed to all different kinds of music but they had never heard a particular song from one of my favourite artistes. This song by Chronixx was playing so I sang the chorus of the song very clearly for them and then I waited for the 21st century commentary which I knew for sure was to follow…..

  • Mam’zelle: This song makes no sense
  • Son-son:    How you mean? Of course it makes sense!
  • Mam’zelle: “If I were you I woulda sell my gun”……..but who I selling my gun to?
  • Son-son:    Somebody else so you could buy food and drive a taxi and make an honest living…
  • Mam’zelle: But theeeen that person would probably go and rob and shoot somebody with myyyyy gun duhhhhh
  • Son-son:    Well then sell it to the police?
  • Mam’zelle: For dem to lock me up for having a gun? No thanks…
  • Son-son:    Oh I know! We could melt it down and make something from it…
  • Mam’zelle: Yeah we could make a sword…..
  • Son-son:    We don’t have enough metal….
  • Mam’zelle: Steups, look  I throwing away this gun yes…
  • Son-son:   That’s the point! Is not a real gun yunno…

I am not upset that my gremz are talking about guns, like I said 21st century commentary. I tend to listen in on how they craft their logic and I’m usually pleased on how the trains of thought chug along. Critical thinking is a must in my household. Chronixx is as conscious an artiste as they get but I never actually thought about who Chronixx would sell the gun to. I just found it noble the message “yuh cyah be bad and hungry”, not the mention the kick ass beat and of course his lyricism. But simple lesson learnt: Even if you hear something with a message, you’d do well to analyze it and the message as well.

Bless up

TMIDM