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Got the Flow: The Hip-Hop Diary of a Young Rapper by Carlos Salinas (Book Soundtrack)

Got the Flow: The Hip-Hop Diary of a Young Rapper by Carlos Salinas (Book Soundtrack) by Carlos Salinas Author
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  1. Slim Samurai Rap Intellirap (Troy Jones From the Book Got the Flow The Diary of a Young Rapper) by Carlos Salinas
  2. Rapper's Prayer Song by Carlos Salinas Author from the book Got the Flow The HipHop Diary of a Young Rapper
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Hello!

I am happy you are here and am looking forward to hearing feedback from each and every one of you about what you liked (and didn’t like about this upcoming novel) Got the Flow: The Hip-Hop Diary of a Young Rapper. I am writing this book because I have seen (and worked with so many educationally-disenfranchised kids that “hate school and reading”. This book is designed to be engaging and riveting for those students who feel like most books don’t speak to them and can’t connect to the characters of the book.

Book synopsis:

Troy Jones is a 16-yr-old high school student with the dream of becoming a successful rapper. Not chasing fame, Troy wants to help his mother who works three jobs to support her family after Troy’s father was killed as a bystander in a tragic drive-by. Having problems in school, Troy tries to get I.S.S. as often as he can so he can work on his rap lyrics. Mrs. Hass, his science teacher hates rap & hip-hop music and constantly gives Troy a hard time. On the other hand Troy’s English teacher, Mr. Salas, is a beacon of hope and inspiration to the young, aspiring rapper. Mr. Salas provides him with the tools to improve his craft of writing hip-hop lyrics. When Troy’s best friend Jimmy moves to another school, Troy’s opportunity to perform in rap battles arrives. Being a nobody, he has nothing to lose and everything to gain. Along the way, he meets his idol rapper, a love interest (Tonya), gets his music equipment stolen, and temporarily gives up on his “crazy” dream. He knows that he does not only want to succeed; he needs to succeed.

I hope you are as excited as I am for the completion of this young adult novel! Please consider sending me feedback on what you liked and didn’t like about this excerpt to authorcarlossalinas@gmail.com. As a thank-you, I will add your email to my free eBooks email list and will happily send you a copy of the finished eBook when it is published later this year!

“Slim Samurai” Rap Intellirap Lyrics

Lyrics:

I’m a slim samurai comin' straight from the south

That's dope alliteration comin’ straight out my mouth

Cali’s got the weather and they got hills

I’m just a poet... that's flexin’ my skills

Yeah I slay the rhymes, and I kill the hooks

I’m worse than the murderers in horror books

See me flowin’ with the skills of a ninja

Comin straight atcha with the heart of a soulja

Me? I'm just an educated fool

Not really interested in lookin’ cool

Never been behind bars but I been in school

You gotta use your mind, man, cuz it's the tool

So gimme a clean beat and I will kill it

So gimme a clean sheet and I will fill it

Gimme a 10-second track and you'll start to feel it

These rhymes are my property so don't try to steal it

I can keep it real and I can keep it clean

Cuz life ain't always nice it can be mean

But you gotta stay true and do your thing

Cuz it ain't all about gold and rings

There's more to life than what we see

But it takes an open mind and curiosity

To change the world we gotta change ourselves

It's more than just havin’ books on the shelves

Me? My name is Battle of Troy

And if you’re looking for rap wisdom then I’m yo boy

Gimme a pen and paper and I’ll make ya think

Open your mind up more than any drug or drink

Oh, yeahhh

My ambitions are simple n

Easy to understand

To make the world better

Is my master plan

How do I plan to do this

You be askin’,

Let’s start by not puttin’ each other in a casket

This is intellirap, somethin’ you never heard

It’s a new, dope mix between a G and a nerd

Since when was being dumb somethin’ cool,

I’d rather be actin’ right than playin’ a fool

The biggest lie you’ll hear is that it’s good not to know,

But that’s how they keep you from gettin’ the dough

(end)

“A Rapper’s Prayer” Lyrics

(The main character of the book ("Got the Flow: The Hip-Hop Diary of a Young Rapper") 16-year-old Troy Jones is in the hospital as his mom just survived a heart attack from overworking and stress. He is determined to become a successful rapper to give his mom a better life. Inspired by the pain of the his mom's hospitalization and the fear of his upcoming 3rd rap battle (he lost his first two) he pens this rap to God. The book is due out Fall 2017. THIS SONG IS FREE FOR DOWNLOAD on soundcloud AND FEEL FREE TO SHARE THE MP3. :) Free excerpt and updates at www.carlossalinaswriting.com! Thanks for listening!)

Lyrics:

CHORUS

I pray to God to let my tongue keep up with my mind

And stay true to my heart ‘n not fall behind

I got my mom in there, lyin’ inches from death,

If you must take somethin’, let it be my breath

I just ask you, God, if you up there listenin’

Help me get to that next level, grant me discipline

I know one thing for sho Heaven’s gotta have a ghetto

Cuz where else in death do I get to go?

So this is it time to give it all I got,

I gotta do it now, whether I’m afraid or not,

Every man’s gotta face his dyin’ day

I just hope my ain’t tomorrow, so this I pray

I'm just a street soldier livin’ with a code of honor

Tryin’ to help my mom with stress she feel on her

Cuz even a gangsta rapper can find redemption

For the sins committed before revelation

So I Thank you, God, I was saved by your grace,

for givin’ me this gift to get my mom out this place

So I ask watch over me as they drop the beats

Guide my mic as I try to get up outta these streets

It ain’t only for me but more for my mom

Cuz I’m burnin’ inside but I gotta stay calm

Some men are born to be good some born to be bad

As for me I only came with just a pen ‘n’ a pad

So before I go, ‘n’ before I die,

Best believe I’m gonna bleed this pen dry

CHORUS

I pray to God to let my tongue keep up with my mind

And stay true to my heart ‘n not fall behind

I got my mom in there, lyin’ inches from death,

If you must take somethin’, let it be my breath

In this dark world hip hop’s a ray of light

‘n’ I’m a magnifying glass harnessin’ its might,

I know one day we all gon’ end up in a hearse

The only thing I ask for is for one last verse

Violence all around me walking alongside killing

There's gotta be a way to end this n’ start the healin’

I don’t fear death, when it comes to toll the bell,

One life’s more than enough if it’s lived well,

So don't take her yet cuz it ain't her time

She's gotta be ‘round to sing my baby nursery rhymes

As the clock ticks, I grab the mic even tighter

Who really needs sleep? I’m pullin’ an all-nighter

I got the fire inside and it burns for hip-hop

Won’t stop til I die or I make it to the top

So gimme a chance, gimme one more try

And I promise to change this world before I die

CHORUS

I pray to God to let my tongue keep up with my mind

And stay true to my heart ‘n not fall behind

I got my mom in there, lyin’ inches from death,

If you must take somethin’, let it be my breath

Credits

Written, produced, and recorded by Carlos Salinas.

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