Swiss Miss

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Where are my black friends?
Scattered throughout my life
At the drawing table in 1999
Waiting together in the lunch line
With my girlfirends by my side
Singing “Barbie Girl” as cute boys walked by

Dance routines with Ariel and Stephanie
Denzel Bell and Courtney
Karen and Carlos, and in Elberta
That’s when my black friends seemed to go extinct

Made the move to Florida
The segregation was horrible
Because everyone was everywhere
But they made a point to to barre it up

Blackness vs. whiteness
Me, a blend of Swiss Miss
Didn’t know where to place this
So they gave me up to the whiteness

Proper speech = caucasian peach
Rock music, and I like the beach
And trap music was out my reach
So my black peers would love to preach
About which side of the tracks I’m on
Hot sauce or the Grey Poupon
Is it so bad that I like them all
If i choose one, will it ensure my fall

And white people, you’re not off the hook
some like me because the way I look
Unthreatening - so you’re reckoning
I’ll be your token black in your lil’ black book
I like things all your other friends like
What people think are stereotypically white
Like gouda cheese and barefoot sneaks
Camping trips and flying kites

But where are my peeps that would understand me
and the way i was raised by my white family
who feared I would become a ghetto-typical freak
and bring home for dinner a black, yummy Tyrese.
But recognize these are all stereotypes
And it all is whitewashed in the cover of night
We are all for one in the universe light
And one for all in this humanly fight

Tell me am I black enough?
Am I white enough?
Tell me will I get the hang of this race game stuff?
Will I find my way in life, to be tough enough
to be an outsider of this race construct?


from Mondo's Collection, released May 6, 2017



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Hop Hop Buffalo, New York

Hop Hop is the the hip-hop persona of American rapper, musician, producer Jazmine Frazier born and raised in rural Alabama and currently based in Buffalo, New York. Frazier uses Hop Hop to vent issues tied to identity, sexism and racism among other topics. ... more

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