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Music Project- essay DMX- Slippin The song Slippin by artist DMX uses tone theme and imagery DMXs purpose for writing this song was to convey the theme how life in the streets is and how you can over come life with drugs if you give it all you got The song begins with the speaker talking about problems he is having with his mom and thats when he decides to run away from home Then it moves on to when he is on the streets by himself and that is when his problems begin to worsen In the first stanza the speaker starts talking about the problem he is having with his mom He then decides to leave his house When he leaves his house he thinks its going to be easy to live alone in the streets and that is when he uses imagery and says Im gonna be that seed that doesnt need much to succeed He then finds out that life in the streets is not so easy and thats when he says Im ready for the world or at least I thought I was In this stanza he also uses tone when he says DAMN was it my fault something I did Here he is asking himself if it was his fault that his father had left him at age 7 and why did his father leave In the chorus the speaker uses the phrase Im Slippin Im fallin I cant get up which means that the speaker is loosing every hope that will help him survive through all the problems he has The speaker also uses theme in the chorus when he says See to live is to suffer but to survive well thats to find meaning in the suffering He uses theme here because he is saying that to him life is nothing but suffering and if you survive the suffering its just
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