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Spittin' 03:47
It's Over 03:38
Hurt 04:24
CHORUS: Dear Hip Hop, what did we do wrong? It's like my heart stops with every new song And now I'm in the fog, working through the pain 'Cause if I lose you dog, what will I gain? Dear Hip Hop, what did I do to earn this letter? I turned the envelope over, it read "return to sender" I thought due to our history, I'd be deserving better An earnest defender against any worthless contender Feeling anxiety as the package sit beside me My eyes defying me, this stamp is from the middle nineties I made some noise with this official statement And held my ground the way I put it down like an initial payment I thought this shit was sacred, you stripped like chicks who's naked Of what's sophisticated in all of your hits that's made it Disrespected and desecrated, no warnings heeded I mailed you soul, you didn't have the heart to read it? We must depart, depleted of any hope that my mission ain't got defeated Have fun being a pop elitist Top of the charts, I see this I would've carried on your name, but now I've cause to be ashamed like an aborted fetus CHORUS (x2) Dan-e-o, don't feel downtrodden or derailed Your mission is something I'd never wanna see fail God, I hope you get this e-mail This industry's imprisoned me, this whole system might as well be jail Yeah, they captured me on TV and radio But what made you think to find me, that'd be the place to go? In Japan, they still breaking and graf bombing DJ'n, beatboxing to start a clash rhyming But where you're from, look at the class I'm in It's such a crass climate, abusing me and creating cash giants It ain't even new school, it's after school detention 'Cause in history class, these new cats ain't paid attention Thank God they came with YouTube 'Cause how television be representing ain't keeping it true dude Stay online, we'll travel this portal together Immortal forever, I'd never ignore your letter CHORUS (x2)
CHORUS (x2) You got a problem with a nigga, don't tweet about it You calling me out? I shouldn't have to read about it Bitch just step up, and get put in your place Man, I'm old school nigga, we can do this live and face to face Wow, that's how you stay? Okay bitch bring it Nobody impressed by your online dick swinging You're no business man, ain't suited to tie with vintage Dan Get your picture cam, Instagram the way that I twist ya fam How you coming harder when you fully soft? Crazy glue condom niggaz never pull it off Crews I'm disassembling, representing like emblems More venom in verses than Canibus, plus I remember them Now, the sky's the limit just for weak niggaz I'm walking on these clouds, you nothing but feet ticklers Toast ya then feed to ya to roaches, ain't close to feelin' ya What happened to battlin'? Best you got is social media? CHORUS Move, eviction time, get your place took You ain't gotta like it, I didn't post it on Facebook Retire chap, you in dire crap, if you try to scrap With this guy that rap dirty like drag racer tire flaps You, only Twitter tough, your whole system's fake You made it crystal clear, I make it Crystal Lake Swingin' for fences, I'm vicious, relentless Crazy with sickly intentions when flippin' each sentence that quickly gets mentioned Dude, I'm plenty live, I'll rock anytime Ain't need no validation from your top 25 That ain't a diss, I'm just saying it's plain they missed Heroic heinous amazingness from Black Danther, raise your fists! CHORUS


Exclusive to Bandcamp, this is a collection of songs that can be found on a variety of mixtapes including DJ Law presents The Art of Lyricism: Dan-e-o's Finest, The Bakery, ReMakin' and Return To The Classics.


released July 31, 2007


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Dan-e-o Toronto, Ontario

Veteran lyricist, Dan-e-o dropped his debut single "Dear Hip Hop" in 1996. It is widely considered a Canadian Hip-Hop classic.

And while he has followed it up with numerous albums, mixtapes and singles (all available on Bandcamp), he is now celebrating the 20 year milestone of his debut single with the new album "Dear Hip Hop: 20 Years Later".

Order it from URBNET Records now!
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