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Neyda’s Audible Artifact

A song that I chose that relates to “When Rap Spoke Straight to God” is called “HeKnows” by Jeremy Camp. This song is a Christian/Gospel song the reason that I chose this song is because the book/ poem talks about the navigation of different belief it also talks about black lives, the tragedies of Trump, and the boundaries of being a woman, and basically the song states “he knows”, meaning that God knows everything. He is watching you, and watching every move you make, and every word that comes out of your mouth. A line that stood up to me was “how hard your fight had been” to me this shows how hard women and black people have fought against people that criticize them for who they are. For example Erica Dawson describes how a man sees women through the eyes of a man a woman is seen as a bloody new moon. This relates to a part of the song when Camp says “ We may faint and we may sink, feel the pain and near the brink, But the dark begins to shrink” to me this relates to what Erica Dawson said because as he says we may faint, we may sink, feel the pain and bear the brink, woman may feel like they may faint, they can feel the pain of all of the bad things that men may say about them but they as a women may be on the edge but they will never break down. We as women many not break

Neyda’s MiXtape Blog

     Out of the 5 songs of my mixtape, the one that connects to me was Mi Forma De Ser by Farruko. This song was one of the songs that really connected to me because as the song says “Siempre van hablar pero no importa La gente siempre va hablar mal Yo no sé, siempre yo he sido así Por nadie yo voy a cambiar, mi manera de pensar” meaning  that people are always going to talk bad about you, and that’s how you are and no one can change you. You just need to ignore the people that want to bring you down. Ignore those hateful comments that people make about you. In my experience many people have tried to bring me down based on what others say. And by that I mean that many people have spread very awful things about me,or they just look at me and hate me for absolutely no reason, and I ask myself.. Why? I haven’t done anything to them. But then I realize that they hate me because of what I have. But at the end I didn’t ask for all the things that my parents have given me. I get what I want because I deserve it and well  maybe because they spoil me but mostly because of my good grades and I help around the house. But to the eyes of the people that hate me it’s because I’m a spoiled b****( excuse my language, but that’s what they call me) But at the end of the day I know that what they are saying is not true, and I just ignore them, I will not listen to what they are saying because they are only haters. They hate the way I live and well it’s not my problem. There only one option which is to move out of where I live, but I will not change. And this song talks about all those haters, that want to bring him( the singer) down, but they can’t. They are haters and he is way better than them. We are all better than our haters.