Saturday, May 24, 2008

An Ode to Our Mothers

Most people's impression of Rap is that is propagates violence, womanizing, and materialism. I pulled these two old school tracks that I heard the other day to remind that it doesn't have to be like that.

I usually never post music vids but I'll make an exception for these since they are poetic in some regard and express poverty, and struggle of single mothers.

Ghostface Killah ft. Mary J. - All I Got Is You

2Pac - Dear Mama


At 11:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tupac was a mix of things. He was human, and wasn't afraid to show it at times. That's really different from the mainstream rappers we see today...I mean he did cater to the mainstream, but he also had such a poetic & human side to him as shown in songs like 'Dear Mama' and "Keep Ya Head up".

If you wanna look to more socially aware & meaningful hip hop...look to those whose content is marginalized nowadays...such as Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def, Common, etc...

Today's popular hip hop is garbage though, sadly.

At 5:18 PM, Blogger The Dynamic Hamza 21 said...

Ghotstface's song is probably the most REAL hip hop song ever made. It's very reminiscent of Scarface's classic song "I never saw a man cry til I saw a man die".

I would like also add Brother Ali and Hasan Salaam to the list of people making quality hip hop.


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