Please help me compile a list of rap songs that clearly illustrate what it is like to grow up and live in poverty -- for example, Brother Ali's "Only Life I Know" [YouTube, SoundCloud, lyrics] or The Coup's "Underdogs" [YouTube, lyrics]. [more inside]
Looking for a hip hop or rap song that samples Nina Simone's "Young, Gifted, and Black." Any ideas?
What rap songs do you recommend that are about hardship and positive? I prefer recent songs. [more inside]
Looking for a hip-hop song I heard with "Hello" repeated as part of the beat/background. [more inside]
Does anyone know of any happy, zippy, upbeat rap that I can run to? My last question about music made me realize there is a lot of stuff out there I've never heard. [more inside]
I'm listening to some Public Enemy MP3s and it has ocurred to me that I don't know, nor have I ever known, what "cold lampin'" means or refers to. Anyone?