this song is a reminder of 2 things: 1. How good Talib can be, which is easy to forget if "Hot Thing" is all you've been hearing. 2. How powerful it can be when social activism and art are unified. During the late nineties, there were a number of meaningful efforts to use conscious rap to raise awareness about certain issues. The Hip Hop for Respect EP and the Unbound Project were both released in response to great injustices. While it may seem silly to lament something which is far from the pinnacle (This would have been, in my opinion, the late 80's/early 90's when BDP & PE were pioneering the artform), there was far more musical activism then there is today when the plights Sean Bell and the Jena 6 only muster, to my knowledge, one song on one mixtape.
THANK YOU FOR THIS TRACK. thank ya so much. im hip-hop less out here, except for the lowquality craprap i hear from other kids. i needed a song i could sing along with. i miss Reflection Eternal. and Black Star.
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