Tuesday, July 29, 2008

song of the day

Definition of Real
somebody (love you) -plies

now i know you might be thinkin...plies...oh no, charity must be having an off day, but i like plies; he's so hip hop.  i think its a bit elitist of us to think that the hip hop that suits our pallets is the only authentic hip hop.  hip hop is supposed to be the voice of the voiceless, the forgotten, the outcasts; what's more loathed than a goon, the way he portrays it.  if you don't like it, it's likely that its not intended for your ears but i do know people who use his music as everyday motivation to survive when all odds are against them; and thats what hip hop is supposed to do.  plus, don't believe how today's artists are packaged.  all of his songs aren't about "buss it babies," if you listen with a critical ear, many of them point out the social ills of this country that puts a lot of young people in the position to do things they don't want to do, but they feel there are no other options.  he reminds me a bit of tupac or ti or scarface because he sends that same message of knowing that the things he's doing are wrong, but also knowing that he has no other options.  i always say that if you want to reach people, and not just preach to the choir, you have to speak their language.  this song in particular speaks to a lot of people...me included

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