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
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.