I come to appreciate rap through the eyes of Tupac, but behind the catchy rhymes and smooth styling text was something more. It related to my own past and the present unseen but felt on my skin. The rules of rap, its lyrics, strongly coincide with rules of life and how life should be seen through the barrel of a gun. So I seen yesterday Jay-Z interview, what caught my ear was his quote In every Jay-Z rap admirer eye, Jay-Z is a legend and his accomplishment are unsurpassed and definite to the ground. Yet all of his rap audience sees his "rise" and nothing else, they never seem to understand his "genesis" and the "demise" that follows after the rise... He never did speak of what made him what he is, all he said was it is a struggle to the pedestal were he is at now. Its not like I am strongly tying this to an analogy of a gun, but consider this the similarities are in essence astonishing. With 10 bullets in a magazine the first shot is most likely a miss, the next two bullets have a bigger chance of reaching the target, the 5 bullets after that hit the bodies of the enemy, and the last two remind of the end of the cartridge. The demise comes when there are no more bullets to shoot, no more songs to rap, thats when the bullets from the other guns reach you, the reach Jay-Z...and thus his long dramatical "demise" occurs, the body falls on the concrete the whole scene caught on camera for every kid to dream of rap to see... So I say rap is a style of life, through barrel of a gun viewed. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!