Homegrown Hip Hop: A Song About Urban Farming

Keith Cross Sings HomegrownUrban farming is experiencing a renaissance. And Keith “Fathom” Cross sings about it in a catchy, current tune he wrote titled Home Grown.

On his home page, the singer describes himself as a “100% Soul Vocalist; Full-Blooded Emcee; Aspiring Urban Farmer; Scholar; and, Brother to all that Exists.” About the song, he writes:

This is a song about the freedom gained through growing your own. For me it is a dream which I’ve barely begun. I don’t yet have the land or the skills to make it a reality. With your support, I will get there, and continue to motivate others to do the same.

As a fellow aspiring urban farmer, my dream has also barely begun. Keith, we should totally be friends. Here are some sample lyrics to whet your appetite:

One seed and I get a tree or a whole vine,
Tens or even hundreds of fruit at one time.
So while the dollar bill steadily losing its strength,
I got enough food to feed ten families on my fence.
Enough melons to make farmers out of felons,
Turn gangsters into gardeners,
Cause now they smart enough to keep the system from starving us.

You can buy the song for a buck and support the homegrown revolution. Hit the play button and let me know what you think!

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Image Credit: www.keithcrossmusic.com

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About the Author

Hi all! I'm Mary Gerush - a recovering corporate worker bee turned good-farm-real-food advocate and writer who wants to help people understand what they're eating. I tend a tiny urban farm in Dallas, TX, and hope to scale up one day soon. Omnivore through-and-through, there's not much I love to eat more than a butter-basted grass fed steak fresh from a searing hot cast iron skillet. Follow me on , , and !
  • AEM

    This is great–so original! I hope he’s tremendously successful. (And, you become great friends!)