Posted by: Dustin Faulkner | August 13, 2008

Per Request…

The rap playlist I mentioned last post. Behold: awesomeness

  1. Feels Good To Be A Gangsta – Geto Boys
  2. The Message – Grandmaster Flash
  3. Paper Planes – M.I.A.
  4. California Love – 2pac
  5. Sabotage – Beastie Boys
  6. What’s Beef? – Mos Def
  7. Listen – Talib Kweli
  8. Fight The Power – Public Enemy
  9. Straight Outta Compton – NWA
  10. Hustlin’ – Jay Z
  11. Deep Cover – Dr. Dre
  12. Hypnotize – Nortorious B.I.G.
  13. Just A Friend – Biz Markie

I’m not what you would call a “fan” of rap music.. And while some of the songs I suppose i just like for the irony of it, some (especially the politically edged ones) I genuinely enjoy. Take “What’s Beef?” by Mos Def and Talib Kweli. It’s a really cool song that lashes out at the rap establishment for ignoring the fact that real life has nothing to do with 20’s, jewelry, or rap feuds.

Beef is when the crack kids can’t find moms
Cause they end up in a pine box or locked behind bars
Beef ain’t the Summer Jam for Hot 97
Beef is the cocaine and AIDS epidemic
Beef don’t come with a radio edit
Beef is when the judge is callin’ you “defendant”
Beef, it comes with a long jail sentence
Handed down to you in a few short minutes

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