Fits the dark mood of the track very well. The primary devices utilized in the song include imagery, allusion, alliteration, and point of view. The paper forced me to forget my role as a viewer and step into the mind of the director to look at what shots and angles were used to illustrate the visual trip. I once knew a nigga whose real name was William His primary concern, was making a million Being the illest hustler, that the world ever seen He used to fuck movie stars and sniff coke in his dreams A corrupted young mind, at the age of thirteen Nigga never had a father and his mom was a fiend She put the pipe down, but every year she was sober Her sons heart simultaneously grew colder He started hanging out selling bags in the projects Checking the young chicks, looking for hit and run prospects He was fascinated by material objects But he understood money never bought respect He build a reputation 'cause he could hustle and steal But got locked once and didn't hesitate to squeal So criminals he chilled with didn't think he was real You see me and niggas like this have never been equal I don't project my insecurities at other people He fiended for props like addicts with pipes and needles So he felt he had to prove to everyone he was evil A feeble-minded young man with infinite potential The product of a ghetto breed capitalistic mental Coincidentally dropped out of school to sell weed Dancing with the devil, smoked until his eyes would bleed But he was sick of selling trees and gave in to his greed Everyone trying to be trife never face the consequences You probably only did a month for minor offenses Ask a nigga doing life if he had another chance But then again there's always the wicked that knew in advance Dance forever with the devil on a cold cell block But that's what happens when you rape, murder and sell rock Devils used to be gods, angels that fell from the top There's no diversity because we're burning in the melting pot So Billy started robbing niggas, anything he could do To get his respect back, in the eyes of his crew Starting fights over little shit, up on the block Stepped up to selling mothers and brothers the crack rock Working overtime for making money for the crack spot Hit the jackpot and wanted to move up to cocaine Fulfilling the Scarface fantasy stuck in his brain Tired of the block niggas treating him the same He wanted to be major like the cut throats and the thugs But when he tried to step to 'em, niggas showed him no love They told him any motherfucking coward can sell drugs Any bitch nigga with a gun, can bust slugs Any nigga with a red shirt can front like a blood Even Puffy smoked a motherfucker up in a club But only a real thug can stab someone till they die Standing in front of them, starring straight into their eyes Billy realized that these men were well guarded And they wanted to test him, before business started Suggested raping a bitch to prove he was cold hearted So now he had a choice between going back to his life Or making money with made men, up in the cyph' His dreams about cars and ice, made him agree A hardcore nigga is all he ever wanted to be And so he met them Friday night at a quarter to three Everyone trying to be trife never face the consequences You probably only did a month for minor offenses Ask a nigga doing life if he had another chance But then again there's always the wicked that knew in advance Dance forever with the devil on a cold cell block But that's what happens when you rape, murder and sell rock Devils used to be gods, angels that fell from the top There's no diversity because we're burning in the melting pot They drove around the projects slow while it was raining Smoking blunts, drinking and joking for entertainment Until they saw a woman on the street walking alone Three in the morning, coming back from work, on her way home And so they quietly got out the car and followed her Walking through the projects, the darkness swallowed her They wrapped her shirt around her head and knocked her onto the floor This is it kid now you got your chance to be raw So Billy yoked her up and grabbed the chick by the hair And dragged her into a lobby that had nobody there She struggled hard but they forced her to go up the stairs They got to the roof and then held her down on the ground Screaming shut the fuck up and stop moving around The shirt covered her face, but she screamed and clawed So Billy stomped on the bitch, until he had broken her jaw The dirty bastards knew exactly what they were doing They kicked her until they cracked her ribs and she stopped moving Blood leaking through the cloth, she cried silently And then they all proceeded to rape her violently Billy was made to go first, but each of them took a turn Ripping her up, and choking her until her throat burned A broken jaw mumbled for God but they weren't concerned When they were done and she was lying bloody, broken and bruised One of them niggas pulled out a brand new twenty-two They told him that she was a witness of what she'd gone through And if he killed her he was guaranteed a spot in the crew He thought about it for a minute, she was practically dead And so he leaned over and put the gun right to her head I'm falling and I can't turn back I'm falling and I can't turn back Right before he pulled the trigger, and ended her life He thought about the cocaine with the platinum and ice And he felt strong standing along with his new brothers Cocked the gat to her head, and pulled back the shirt cover But what he saw made him start to cringe and stutter Cause he was starring into the eyes of his own mother She looked back at him and cried, cause he had forsaken her She cried more painfully, than when they were raping her His whole world stopped, he couldn't even contemplate His corruption had successfully changed his fate And he remembered how his mom used to come home late Working hard for nothing, cause now what was he worth He turned away from the woman that had once given him birth And crying out to the sky cause he was lonely and scared But only the devil responded, cause God wasn't there And right then he knew what it was to be empty and cold And so he jumped off the roof and died with no soul They say death takes you to a better place but I doubt it After that they killed his mother, and never spoke about it And listen cause the story that I'm telling is true Cause I was there with Billy Jacobs and I raped his mom too And now the devil follows me everywhere that I go In fact I'm sure he's standing among one of you at my shows And every street cypher listening to little thugs flow He could be standing right next to you, and you wouldn't know The devil grows inside the hearts of the selfish and wicked White, brown, yellow and black colored is not restricted You have a self destructive destiny when your inflicted And you'll be one of Gods children and fell from the top There's no diversity because we're burning in the melting pot So when the devil wants to dance with you, you better say never Because the dance with the devil might last you forever General Commentthis song is truly life-changing one time i was at this girl's house with about 6 or 7 people sitting in a room which happened to have a computer available. Speechless everytime I listen to it. Society strives to highlight the good but fails to understand its antithesis.
I don't think it's overrated. His corruption had successfully changed his fate. It shows how people think that selling drugs or killing and raping people will make them have power and it will improve their ego. Immortal Technique states in stanza 3, he talks about the things Billy Jacobs thought he had to do to earn respect from the gang he wanted to join. My first essay dared to challenge the psyche of a slaver. My essays are inspired by a complete reality, and through analyzing and writing on the works of Quinton Tarantino I focused my efforts on the darker characters to his stories. He was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Harlem, New York.
He praised Immortal Technique for being able to fit complicated political themes convincingly to music. I explore both a slaver fixated with the blacks he owns as property and an arms dealer who shoots first and asks questions later, and through cinematic analysis of allusion and exploration of historical background I am able to connect their villainous actions to reason. My writing improved through my ability to procure complex subjects and provide explanation and reason to them. The album re-press was manufactured with a bar code and is being distributed worldwide by Viper Records and Babygrande Records. Envious of the rich and powerful, Billy wishes to live a life of excess and have the entire world know of his greatness.
He stayed in the drug business because he thought it would lead him down the road of fortune and fame. The first edition had no distribution and no bar code; it was sold by the artist on the streets and at his shows. But what he saw made him start to cringe and stutter, cause he was staring into the eyes of his own mother. I remember when the track dropped alot of 'mainstream' cats heard it and were wylin out. Immortal Technique uses imagery to captivate the dark, graphic, and realistic actions and consequences associated with those who attempt to follow the gangster images portrayed in the mainstream hip-hop media. I just think people base Immortal Technique's talent on that one song.
The story left bread crumbs to follow as I picked apart the reoccurrence of image scene by scene. She cried more painfully than when they were raping her. Another rhetorical choice made by Immortal Technique is the reference to the Seven Deadly or Cardinal Sins throughout the story. These visuals are sure to leave the listener as speechless as Billy Jacobs. He places this analogy at the end of each hook and later elaborates and places a final paragraph at the very end of the song for maximum rhetorical effect.
When he finally looks at her face, he realized it's his mother and he kills himself. In the song, Immortal technique tells the life story of a kid named Billy Jacobs who lives in the ghetto. He began too cry out to god but only the devil responded, he was sick of his life after what he has done so he jumped off the building and the gang members killed his mother after he jumped. Felipe Andres Coronel born February 19, 1978 , better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper of Afro-Peruvian descent as well as an urban activist. We are human because we succumb to sin, and it is the villain that takes on this form to exemplify our imperfection. At the end of the song, we learn that Immortal Technique was a member of the gang that was there. One of the best songs ever.
Pride is almost always described as the deadliest of the Cardinal Sins, and Immortal Technique does an incredible job of displaying exactly why that is so. By the end of the first four lines of verse one, Immortal Technique has identified the character, and defined him by his Envy, Lust, Greed, Gluttony, and Pride. Furthermore, Immortal Technique uses alliteration to show the realistic negative experiences the victims of gangster violence have that often do not sell, or are not told. This combination obviously makes it virtually impossible for him to achieve the American Dream by normal or legal means. His words shake the soul as he spends his final moments with his mother before jumping off a roof and taking his own life. The views expressed in his lyrics are largely commentary on issues such as class struggle, poverty, religion, government and institutional racism. But there's nothing stopping it from meaning it figuratively in the other contexts.
And he felt strong standing along with his new brothers, cocked the gat to her head, and pulled back the shirt cover. The escalation of his desire is further conveyed by imagery. While his work comes across as vulgar, it reveals the untold side of many stories. It fits this theme because of the subjects the artist talks about like gang violence, drug dealing, and violence in the ghetto. As his mom became sober he became a cold person he acted as if he had no soul. Most of his lyrics focus on controversial issues in global politics. Please or to post comments.
There is lack of balance if one is present without the other. Released September 18, 2001 Recorded 1999—2001 , , , Length 57: 58 1st edition: Self released Viper Records; , , SouthPaw, , , , Rheturik, 44 Caliber chronology Revolutionary Vol. This removal of the shirt represents the last inch of his fleeting humanity being ripped away as he is completely consumed by sin. He has so many other great songs. Broad labels and stereotypes have helped remove the humanity from villains and the understanding of the villainous motive. Growing up his mother was a crack addict and he became a drug dealer at the young age of 13. It gives a viewpoint into the mind of the wicked to show blindness to action and the inner battle between good and evil that we all struggle with.
With well placed analogies and metaphors drawing from Greek mythology, American Ideals and Biblical teachings, the listener exits the story with a message of morality and a new found awareness of the gravity of the paths they choose to take in life. . I stepped back from the page to look at both the mindset behind the characters and the mindset of the director to see the aspects that each used in portraying what we saw on screen. Or it could even mean they killed his real mom as retaliation for him quitting the crew. As the music changes back to the dark and ominous violin, the listener and Billy Jacobs both see exactly how his Dance with the Devil has paid off. These personality traits dominate the actions of Billy Jacobs in much of the same manner. Initially, it appears that this song will follow suit of most hip-hop songs with the gangsters being rewarded for their crimes, but the twist in this song shows the harshest of consequences that one may face when they live a lifestyle of crime and disregard for anyone other than themselves.