Riff: August Greene – “Swisha Suite”

Mar 12, 2018

These are alkaline rhymes, spit no acid/If I’mma do some shit, I’mma be cold at it/Line to a chick man, that’s my old habits/Daughter talks, divine order carts

from Swisha Suite lyrics by August Greene

Common puts a bow on the package, explaining the sum total of his philosophy. It’s not a profound narrative, but rather a simply put one that explains just how much he’s grown over the years. It’s been a long journey, and unlike his contemporaries he still has the desire to move forward with his craft. His daughter has been his guiding light, and he’s looking to make a better world for her.


Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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