The teens read the lyrics to Mos Def's Habitat which begins with the phrase," We all got to have a place that we come from, a place we call home." They wrote about what makes their home, their family unique.
I Come out Street the Hood
We all got to have a place where we
come from a place called home. My
home start off with drama issues.
My home is like hitting the road
chasing from our problems, they
real road. Having babies at a young
age. Eating the best part
of all our problems and we laugh, have
fun like a real family that's where
I come from.
When I think of home, I
Remember walking down the street,
Chasing the ice-cream truck
Trying to get a cold treat.
Sitting on the porch
feeling like I'm being baked
or a sizzling pan cooking
Quickly eating candy
pulling out my teeth
Nothing like eating pork or beef.
People yelling, people drinking
Talking so much they aren't even thinking.
Eating blow-pops, smacking on
gum, eatin fast food. I think I
need a Tums.
Everyone shooting, others die
thinking they fly, while getting
Me, my friends and my cousins
getting aggravated because
those flies keep buzzing
Others living life like Keyshia Coles.
While other girls
Shaking their flat rumps
trying to be like