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    Another Saturday Night Poet

     

    https://soundcloud.com/crystalaztecaruiz/01-hidden-curriculum

     

    Hidden Curriculum

     

    Problematic, nasty habit

     

    Had ’em pushing panic button

     

    Speakin’ two languages, code switchin’

     

    sociogenic morphosis written in the DNA

     

    Reading and proofing hidden curriculum

     

    Just 2 manipulate ‘em

     

    paying back in innocent humor

     

    cause rumor has it

     

    It racked up dept collection

     

    I reckon coming to terms

     

    Consumed by the constant burn

     

    learning fast track mathematical calculations

     

    erasin’ races by colored faces

     

    pacing to relieve stress

     

    A test of time

     

    A sublime notion

     

    Roasting

     

    ‘cause it’s a burn

     

    but turned 2 evolve

     

    called all notions at intuition

     

    conviction gives insight 2 regurgitated

     

    diction

     

    learned a new trade

     

    ‘cause

     

    no other way to get paid

     

    It’s a survival game

     

    blame the foundation

     

    Electrical tasin’

     

    macin’

     

    ‘Cause they didn’t want vision to be clear

     

    banked on fear

     

    but been near death for ages

     

    Staging the scene

     

    Running every scenario

     

    ‘cause preparation is life

     

    Brought up 2 be that type

     

    A thorn in the side

     

    Riding natural insight

     

    It’s right for the pickin’

     

    It’ sickening

     

    hoping 4 the worse

     

    got folks thinkin’ they’re

     

    cursed

     

    but it’s perpetuated on purpose

     

    Service with a smile

     

    screaming at the top of my lungs

     

    ‘cause they’re all in denial

     

    even piled criminal files

     

    out in the open

     

    the preferred style

     

    like being back hand slapped

     

    so must’ve deserved it

     

    a convict by nature

     

    it’s expected

     

    the one in 4 or 5

     

    tongue tied

     

    reality sets

     

    meeting the challenge head on

     

    ‘cause wrong is wrong

     

    but twisted it so I looked crazy

     

    and maybe I am

     

    it’s that 2nd guessing

     

    professing

     

    such things

     

    Even wrote the manifesto

     

    written in spoken word

     

    It’s needed documentation

     

    Raiding homes

     

    Tapping phones

     

    Flying drones

     

    ‘cause they’re watchin’

     

    Switching the agenda

     

    pushing 4 surrender

     

    posting body shots to make one tender

     

    example in

     

    Forced gender roles

     

    School codes

     

    Poverty knows

     

    Death tolls rose

     

    but check demographics

     

    democratic my ass

     

    A created caste system

     

    Yet still listening to propaganda

     

    it ran the whole mission

     

    Enslaved by commission

     

    Just fighting for remission

     

    But these folks won’t even listen

     

    Listen

     

    Cause they’re watchin’

     

    Just to manipulate ‘em

     

     

    (c) Aztec

     

     

     

    Azteca

     

    Poetry was the only occupation worthy of an Aztec warrior in times of peace.

     

    Spoken word artist, experimental theater actor, workshop facilitator, and enlightened individual with bard tendencies.

     

    Crystal “Azteca” Ruiz’s artistic resume extends beyond her work in Denver.

     

    Where she has performed at venues such as Brother Jeff’s Cultural Café and Mercury Café in addition to a performance at the Metropolitan State College.

     

    Azteca has slowly ventured off into the Minneapolis spoken word scene where she has worked with organizations such as MNSWA,

     

    Sai Werd Ink, and TruArtSpeaks.

     

    In 2009, she played a key role in the Hip-Hop Theater Production “Eliminating Oppression One Ink Shell at a Time”. In 2012 she released her first CD titled “Ladies First” collaborating with local spoken word artists and musicians.

     

    Her words and thoughts are hard-hitting, honest, and exude depth.

     

    A proud Denver native, she currently resides in South Minneapolis.

     

    You can currently find Azteca every first Monday of the month hosting the Freedom of Xpression open mic at the historic Capri Theatre in North Minneapolis.

     

    cSoldier4Jah Trademark

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