Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Golden Age: A Performance Poem For Two MCs


MC One: Ice Cube and PE

MC Two: Biggie and Tupac

 MC One: LL and Humpty

 MC Two: Beasties and Pete Rock

 MC One: Dropping knowledge with BDP

 MC Two: Getting paid with EPMD

 MC One: On Broadway with Mix a Lot

 MC Two: Q-tip showing what he’s got

Both: They were scratching and cutting

 Flowing like nothing

 Like nothing could stop them

 Like no one could pop them

 The boots they were knocking

 The stereos pumping

 The kings they were rocking

 The bass they were bumping

 Man they were something

 Yeah, they were something

 MC One: Ice Cube and PE

MC Two: Biggie and Tupac

 MC One: LL and Humpty

 MC Two: Beasties and Pete Rock

 MC One: Dropping knowledge with BDP

 MC Two: Getting paid with EPMD

 MC One: On Broadway with Mix a Lot

 MC Two: Q-tip showing what he’s got



Josh Medsker is a New Jersey-based writer, originally from Alaska. His work has appeared in many publications, including: The Brooklyn Rail, OVS, The Review Review, Penmen Review, The Anchorage Press, Criminal Class Review, Haiku Journal, Everest, We'll Never Have Paris Greatest Hits, and The Zinesters' Guide To NYC. Since 2001, he has published the literary magazine Twenty-Four Hours (www.twentyfourhoursonline.org)