A: there is some brilliant rap/hip hop out there ( cunninlyngsuists for example)
B: you can listen to and appreciate both for the same OR very different reasons.
I mean you want to talk about having a "way with words" Ben?
"The red clay stains the soles of my shoes
The red clay stains the soul of a fool
My grandparents told me the goal that you choose
When you realize the worlds only open to few
Will measure your worth, tether your hurt
It's that same search that can lead you to church
But if they have the time to hate a whole race
How do y'all have the mind to tell me about my faith?
Do y'all have time to discuss God's grace
If you're too busy studying the color of a face?
I don't follow man to avoid the disgrace of
The close-minded culprits of southern mistakes.
Glass houses built out of empty Coke bottles,
Throwing rocks at statues of southern role models,
Use to be followed by souls that are hollow
But had too much love to ever get swallowed
By the dark-hearted people that threatened my kin
Spit on my friends for the color of their skin
So when I think back to the clay that raised me
I thank God for the strong man it made me."