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Step Child

from Destroy & Rebuild by Kemet Coleman



They don't see me as one of them
but I keep thinkin' they're my friends
should I keep peace and just give in
or transform into what I am

I been so god dang patient, patient for you to turn/
and stop the constant hatin', because you know that it burns/

me, I'm a humble poet, some say I do not earn/
the ranks among the coldest, that I just will not earn/

they don't wanna see me elevate the game/
I'm finna beat anybody who's spittin' on my name/

I don't wanna be negative but I'm going insane/
pergatory in the middle top of the flame/

I know I need help cuz I tortured myself/
the omega within' me said hit below belts/

put an ice cube on me I'm prolly gone melt/
another phoney then I'm prolly gone shout/

minimal enemies wanna get up in the center of/
thePhantom* but I kill 'em with the element to die/

lyrical venim I spit the infinite vinegar man/
I sit 'em in a minute so they never gone fly/

how could I cry? they treat me like I'm the/
step child, but soon they will bow/

the first shall be last and the last will first/
that is thephantom philosophy now/

hit 'em wit blow, they don't wanna go/
toe to toe wit' thePhantom* and they know it/

one of the coldest, choppa's outta kc/
independent spitta comin' outta the show-me/

where is the brotherhood like back in the day/
with mlk, malcolm and garvey/

but I'm comin' with the force of the US Army/
when I'm comin' you better be armed, G//


Step Child, what is wrong with being different
I'm not yo

Step child, so don't be callin' that, I be representin'/

Step child, born in raised in Kansas City why am I the/

Step child, they call me, step child but I'm not a/


skip payin' dues you must think that I am a fool i done paid a million who is it goin' to, I aint one to be hatin' you but I'm killin' yo crew/

don't nobody flow wit' an open mind/
but I promise that i'm gunna blow when it's time/

and my emotion is takin' over this rhyme/
cuz this feelin' be hurtin' thePhantom* every single time/

ahh, exhale, I'm never gone fail/
I gotta be on top of the game or they will/

never stoppin' when they rockin' the mic, but it's a mockery/
so get at me I'm finna be sittin' divine with divinity/

stop, let me put it in thirds/
why do you want to kick me to the curb/

I never get love that I think I deserve/
even the wack atleast get a word/

before me, is it cause I'm a threat/
you don't wanna show me love cuz you know that I'm the best/

all while i'm takin' this punch to the chest/
guaranteed I will never be on so so def/

when I'm so so def, definitely head of my time/
don't step, ever to me bringin' the rhyme/

broseph, heaven ull be better than life/
hotep, but I'm gone stress/


from Destroy & Rebuild, released December 22, 2009


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Kemet Coleman Kansas City

One of Kansas City's most heralded musicians, Kemet the Phantom straddles the line between retro soul and futuristic spirit. As a rapper singer and producer of both Rap and Dance music, Kemet the Phantom marries the two aesthetics with great poise.

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