What makes Dance With The Devil so influential and powerful is that Immortal Technique is rapping about actual conditions in the hood; about actual things that do happen. Even though the legitimacy of the story comes into question, the conditions of the hood produce ad...
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...e of violence and it is up to the people and the government to stop this cycle. Without the help of the governmental intervention to provide financial support and stability to inner cities, who knows when or how the violence will end? The warning is clear, “when the devil wants to dance with you, you better say never…Because the dance with the devil might last you forever”
This piece proves to show the real conditions of inner city America as a melting pot of violence, facts that cannot be ignored. We learn from our history. By promoting and saving this piece, people can be informed of the real dangers and impacts that gang violence and crime have on people’s lives, because Billy isn’t the only person to experience this. Moving forward in the future, Immortal Techniques words can be used to discourage the infamous attraction that thug life has on inner city youth.
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