Riff: Talib Kweli – “Hamster Wheel”

May 6, 2013

She always carrying a baby with her/A spittin image just like lookin at her baby pictures/Her fate is sealed cause she dependin on a man for real/How she’s runnin in these streets but always standin still

from Hamster Wheel lyrics by Talib Kweli

Another good set up by Oh No, so much so that Talib should take note and build a whole album around this sound. He’s an underrated storyteller. But with this base he’s able to narrate an honest portrait worthy of several plays.

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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