Riff: Talib Kweli – “Push Thru”

May 6, 2013

Old people feel it in the bones, invade your home like a broken glass/And let myself in fighting for freedom like the people in Tunisia/Spread through Sudan and Egypt, this the music for the movement/The score to your achievements, never join em so you gotta beat em

from Push Thru lyrics by Talib Kweli

This is what happens when New Orleans, Brooklyn and Compton get together, a cross continental cipher over what it means to overcome adversity. Yes, certainly a pitch right down Talib’s money zone, but the fact he’s been at it for so long makes his words even more poignant; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jeff Min

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

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