My First Rap
Common shares how he became hooked on hip-hop music after writing his first rap.
- I'm a kick some of my first rap, it said ♪ Well let me tell 'bout a trip ♪ ♪ A time ago ♪ ♪ I was going there to run a cold-blooded show ♪ ♪ When I was there I saw some people jammin' too ♪ ♪ They called themselves The Bond Hill Crew ♪ ♪ Dr. Ice, Romeo and Master E ♪ ♪ All of The Bond Hill Crew rappin' to a tee ♪ ♪ I asked them could they rock with me ♪ And when I said it, it got a lot of love. So I really loved the way that made me feel and the way the raps made the people feel. So I eventually started writing, obviously listening to Run DMC and to LL Cool J and to Eric B. and Rakim. By sophomore year I was writing in a group and I would freestyle, at lunch and in gym. So it was all part of the joy, the entertainment, the love and passion that I have for Hip Hop. I always looked for that thing I wanted to give to the world, but I didn't think Hip Hop would be one of those things. I just knew it was something I loved to do.