I grew up in a very small (white) town, before the internet. But, since I played basketball throughout junior and senior high (some would even go as far as to say I was a small town basketball legend), I’ve always been a little into hip hop.
I still remember how foreign hip hop used to feel and how little I connected to most of it on a lyrical level. This was mostly due to the fact that small white towns (before the internet) did not have the greatest selection of hip hop to choose from. Gangster rap was what was popular, so gangster rap was mostly all we got. I can remember listening to songs about popping caps in asses and selling rocks on the corner while I was doing about the exact opposite of those things.
I still like myself some hip hop, but nowadays, I try to stick to the stuff that I can relate to. The socially conscious stuff. The self aware, clever word play, poet laureate stuff. And when it comes to relating to a hip hop song, you’d be hard pressed to find something more relatable at this very moment than this fresh Cadence Weapon track, Lemonade. Not only am I sitting in an apartment off Whyte in Edmonton, Alberta, but it is -30 Celsius outside and our heater has been broke for over 2 days. This track really speaks to the ‘cursing the winter, missing the summer’ theme that I’ve been living lately.
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