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Riff: Snoop Lion – “Boulevard”

Apr 22, 2013

As I take a look down the boulevard/For the ghetto youth life is very hard/So many faces bearing the battle scars/But love I bring to the people/Coming straight from the heart

from Boulevard lyrics by Snoop Lion

Snoop gets real, Jamaica-style. And instead of brandishing his new identity like some selfish prick he turns the focus to the troubles plaguing the ghettos. He draws comparisons between his hood and theirs, in a way that shows he’s truly trying to empathize on a visceral level; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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