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post #41 of 42
speaking of celeb homebirths, here's normalizing for the underground hiphop heads:

-- from "joy" by talib kweli --

(from first verse: )
We got home at three in the morning, I was beat
them contractions started coming as soon as I fell asleep
3:05, like every five minutes, then the water broke
we on the go, yelling at the cabbie, cause he's sort of slow
You know them hospitals all trying to get paid, no questions
here come the doctors with they drugs, trying to do c-sections
But my baby stays strong, in labor for way long
eight-pound baby boy, to carry my name on, joy!

(from second verse: )
June 10th, 1999, I been on the grind
since the birth of my son, it's been about way more then rhymes
Baby on the way, my lady glowing today, at least
that's what the midwife say, on the phone
Anyway, the music got me going away
Like everyday, but it's a blessing, so I gotta have patience
and she got pregnant on a Jamaican vacation
So it's all good, this time we'll have the baby in the house
I went the hospital route, I know what they all about (Never again)
So I'm out on tour, in Baltimore
get the call around four, when the water hit the floor (Damn!)
I gotta rock my show, but I gotta go
got second thoughts about her not going to the hospital
I left the show early, Mos held me down, good looking (No doubt)
call the car service, like, take me straight to Brooklyn (Uh huh)
Got the news in the car, stayed sorta calm
but I cried tears of joy, when they put my daughter in my arms, how precious!
post #42 of 42
brooklynmom - I ADORE Talib Kweli, and this song is one of my favorites... it's great exposure for alternative births, as well as a touching account of a father's birth experience.

Now if only this type of hiphop would become more "normal". It's a shame that such positive music is often shuffled aside in favor of more "profitable" nonsense-spewing music. Actually, it's no wonder he see's the profit-centric nature of hospitals so clearly... the music industry is very much the same.

-Megan
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