Academic journal article The Journal of Hip Hop Studies

Boardwalk Empire

Academic journal article The Journal of Hip Hop Studies

Boardwalk Empire

Article excerpt

Atlantic City is a good trip

if you want to teach your children

about pimps and screaming

and gunshots screaming

at three o'clock in the morning,

and seagulls that eat better

than people do, and wheelchairs

parking people with oxygen

tanks for guards - people

with canyons, instead of bags,

under their eyes, addiction lighting

their eyes like LEDs in flat

screens, at the boardwalk,

on the boardwalk, Under

the Boardwalk, where only

sirens sing, at the Trump

Taj Mahal, at 3 o'clock

in the morning. At 3 o'clock

in the morning, you can order

Buffalo chicken pizza, with blue

cheese on the side, from South

End Pizza, and they will bring it

to your room - if you have

a room. Say you have a room,

and paper to flame for a pie,

and you're not sleeping

in the shadow of "The Donald,"

of "The Donald Duck,"

of the "Dick," also known

as Donald, at Trump Taj Mahal,

where even seagulls

have comb-overs, yours will be

a good room. …

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