Jay‑z, Jigga, Sean Carter
is a beacon for all who mirror his career.
Anyone whose encounters start with a Reasonable Doubt.
In My Lifetime there were too many hoping for open doors only to get a Hard Knock.
Life and Times withered on repeat so Hov gave three Blueprints
on how to make this Black Album sound less Collision Course, more Kingdom Come.
Now American Gangsters Watch The Throne as Magna Carter
becomes a symbol of success for, for, for
no other reason than he can.
Hail the killer of auto-tune.
The Roc boy that made my boys rock to tales of their redemption.
“Been winning so long it’s like alchemy”.
Turning sins to saviors.
This is representation.
The portrait hanging in our hopes
of someone that danced with the devil
and still found their way into the heaven of an unforgiving country.
It’s funny how we know diamonds can cut glass
and here goes Hov, performing on top of a glass ceiling
making diamonds with his bare hands.
Poetry By Javon Rustin.
Javon Rustin is a performance poet and speaker who competes in poetry slams, performs in shows, and speaks on career development for young people in the Dallas area. After making the Dallas Poetry Slam Team in 2013, he went on to become a regional poetry slam champion and five time national semi-finalist. Ranking 17th in the 2016 Individual World Poetry Slam, Javon has performed and spoken for organizations such as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Oliver Wyman, Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub, Dallas Public School District, Envision Health, and DFW Airport. Javon has been published in three anthologies and continues to compete with his poetry while always returns to his love of writing and speaking on topics such as mental health, career development, and diversity.
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