Muhammad Ali Invented Rap

On June 7, 2016, in Uncategorized, by Kevin Sysyn

images5Muhammad Ali Invented Rap….

20yrs ago I asked my father :“Who was your hero?” He answered “Muhammad Ali”. I could not have agreed more. I listened to Ali’s 1st fight against Liston on the radio with my grandfather. Nobody thought he had a chance and he made it big….in their face….and changed his name from Cassius Clay and his religion. Then he told them they could take their war and their money and put I where the sun don’t shine. All of which was followed by epic glory in sport and humanity. So I wrote this song about him yesterday.


 

HE DANCED IN THE RING WITH STYLE AND GRACE

A PRETTY SMILE ON HIS PRETTY FACE

NO ONE COULD EVER TAKE HIS PLACE

 

THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION THE WORLD ADORED

A FIGHTER AGAINST THE LORDS OF WAR

ONE THING I CAN’T FORGIVE HIM FOR

 

HE INVENTED RAP

FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY STING LIKE A BEE

I’LL KNOCK HIM OUT IN ROUND NUMBER THREE

CUZ HE CAN’T HIT WHAT HE CAN’T SEE

I’M THE GREATEST THERE WILL EVER BE

BUT I GOT NO QUARREL WITH VIETNAMESE

NEVER HEARD NIGGER ON A SAIGON STREET

FIGHT FOR FREEDOM I AGREE

BUT FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

IN MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE

MY OWN PEOPLE ARE NOT FREE

YOU THINK GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON YE

MY GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON ME

TAKE MY LIFE AND TAKE MY MONEY

YOU CAN’T HAVE MY IDENTITY…..

 

HE DANCED IN THE RING WITH STYLE AND GRACE

A PRETTY SMILE ON HIS PRETTY FACE

NO ONE COULD TAKE HIS PLACE

 

BUT ALI WAS MUCH MORE THAN THAT

HE WAS ONE REAL COOL TOM CAT

HE COULD BOX AND HE COULD CHAT

YOU ALWAYS KNEW WHERE HE WAS AT

HE DIDN’T TAKE NOBODY’S CRAP

LOUISVILLE LIP COULD GIVE YOU A SLAP

CUZ HE’S THE MAN WHO INVENTED RAP

HE’S THE MAN.

 

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