From new kicks,
To new friends,
First kiss and fist fights,
Early mornings and late nights,
This is what shapes a boy to stand straight.
From listening to Pops speak,
To hearing pops down the streets,
Learning gang signs and handshakes,
Shaking the hand of your first boss,
This is what shapes a boy to be well rounded.
From Music videos,
To Surreal vision,
Amateur hour and all star weekend,
Being full without homies eatin
This is what shapes a boy to keep moving.
Roasting sessions and lunch cyphers
Hidden talents and talent shows
This is what shapes a boy to stand out.
Becoming “My brother’s keeper” and losing a friend
Getting left alone and finding yourself
This is the shaping of a boy.