First...thanks for reading all the things that I wrote.I appreciate that.Unfortunately,you somehow got an anti-White bias from what I wrote.I have no form of racism in me.I very specifically refuted that charge more than once. Secondly: my rhyme scheme is NOT simple.It's quite advanced.Check the syllable count (if you actually know how to do so) and you'll see that I kick triples quads and quints regularly,and it flows like the Nile going downhill.That's real and genuine skill.Maybe you have a preference for certain styles of rap; maybe you prefer say TUPAC over RAKIM.But if you know quality? You'd admit that RAKIM is a trillion times the lyricist that TUPAC is,and that's that...you just don't prefer his STYLE.Some people think Tyson could have beaten Ali,but they REALLY like TYSON'S STYLE over ALI'S STYLE.Ali will forever be better than Tyson at their respective peaks and that's that. Third: I didn't claim to BE an icon,I stated that I'm INFLUENCED BY ICONS,and listed a few.Saying I rhyme LIKE some greats who influenced me isn't the same as saying I AM A GREAT ICON LIKE THEM. Fourth: when I first responded to the whole silly "guns" thing,it wasn't directed to you it was directed to bar nigga,who saw fit to not only call me White but put forth and defend a very stereotypical perspective of what being Black is.I pointed out some true facts man: martial artists train with guns.What do you think the Navy SEALS and SWAT and special forces the world over are? I provided video links as proof,man.So that whole section shows that there has LONG BEEN AN HONORABLE WAY TO TRAIN AND USE FIREARMS,AND WE MARTIAL ARTISTS NOT ONLY INVENTED THAT WAY BUT ARE THE BEST AT IT.It's just basic facts and truth man. Let legendary Navy SEAL and founder of the feared NAVY SEAL TEAM 6 Richard Marcinko and other SEAL standouts tell you about it: Violence of Action - Google Books YouTube - Richard Marcinko - Rogue Warrior: Dictator's Ransom YouTube - RED CELL Security Training 1 YouTube - Navy Seals CQB Training YouTube - Navy Seals - Combat Training I love being Black every bit as much as whoever from whatever race loves being whoever and whatever; don't mistake being proud of being Black with hating White folks. Bar nigga tried to diss,I not only countered with facts but links and video,at which point you jumped in. I wasn't even addressing you AT ALL,but your input became a part of the conversation when you jumped in and I would have left it as purely a lyrical thing--part of the Cypher--if you didn't make the other comments that you made.I have no problems with White folks at all but look: White people calling Black people "nigga" without special permission would be like a German calling a Jew a slang variant of "kike". It's offensive; off top.Period. I never called a White dude "honkey" and that it was cool,and if I called a dude "krakka" it's because he called me "nigga" first.That's just real,son. Apologies to everyone in the thread.Let's get back to the Cypher.If yall wanna continue this conversation? Let's do it via PM and NOT clutter up this thread further.peace.