Taking Action! Hip Hop

The hip hop group at Taking Action Toronto!

The hip hop group at Taking Action Toronto!

Youth in both Toronto and Kettle Point decided to create amazing hip-hop songs during the workshops. Check them out below:

Do it Right!

By Trippin, Elisha, Teja and Sophie (Produced by Ric Notes) at Taking Action Toronto!

Trippin, Elisha, Teja and Sophie – Do it Right (Produced by Ric Notes)

I don’t rhyme all the time,
My shit isn’t the best
Don’t criticize,
Because you need to realize
That you ain’t familiar to this
It’s a surprise in your eyes
You might get hypnotized
If you listen carefully
To the words I have spoken
Can see I’m not jokin’
My heart is just broken
Got to keep on focusin’
I open my eyes and look around me
All I can see is the trouble that surrounds me
They can’t understand me
My jeans may be baggy
That don’t give the cops the right to grab me
Unhand me. This world is so unhappy.
Kids feel their life is so crappy.
Looking at life like a suicidal trap b
It’s like that, see. And if you can’t see,
Then open your eyes and realize
That this world holds a big surprise
No matter where you are, there will be lies
And people who criticize the way you look
They’ll try to make you small and try to get you shook
Make you wanna retaliate with a left hook.
Don’t criticize me. Don’t isolate me.
Cause we need to stay united
Accept me. Don’t reject me.
Cause we gotta stand strongly
Keep the fire burning brightly
Cause we’re all the same inside.
Everyday is a struggle
You just gotta hold on tight.
Get up on your feet and do it right.

The Pain!

By Taking Action Kettle Point!

Kettle Point – The Pain

I smoke like a chiminy
I smoke like bob Marley did
I used to get high like the birds and the plaines
Cause that’s why we hope. For no more dope.
The pain…
The pain
Naw it can’t be explained
Puffin out my soul all I feel is the rain
The pain it feels soo plain, I’ll be sitting in my room and I’m going insane
Smoke to much Jane, You know it man. I got nothing more to gain.
Mary jane is going to my brain smoke soo much jane, can’t even be explained
I feel the pain – I’m going to go insane –the pain is going to blow my brain,
I’m in a plane – up in the sky because I’m soo high. I’m soo soo baked I need to eat some cake
My life feels like I’m on a train. Never ending I gotta use my brain. I gotta find an escapement to get out of this place. So I can live my life.

Chorus X2:
We need hope we don’t need no dope. (YEA)
We need hope we don’t need no dope.
We need hope we don’t need no dope.(YEA)
We need hope we don’t need no dope.(YEA)
We need hope. We got hope. (YEA)
My life – is a shitload of pain. There ain’t no gain from the shit I do man
All I can do is smoke like a train I’m soo high I feel like a plane
I ain’t no bitch. I don’t need to carry no gat or a vest. People see me in the hood and turn away and run like a bitch.
Sometimes we feel like we gotta run away. But we know we gotta stand and fight the pain. Show everyone how we run this place. First Nation people. It’s like we got slapped. Straight across the face. See us. You know. We were here first.

Chorus X2:
We need hope we don’t need no dope. (YEA)
We need hope we don’t need no dope.
We need hope we don’t need no dope.(YEA)
We need hope we don’t need no dope.(YEA)
We need hope. We got hope. (YEA)
Sometimes we feel like we gotta run away. But we know we gotta stand and fight the pain. Show everyone how we run this place. First Nation people. It’s like we got slapped. Straight across the face. See us. You know. We were here first.