I absolutely love …
… the introduction to this song! It definitely sets the tone and let’s you know that there are a couple of heartfelt verses coming up and the members of TNT don’t disappoint, the first verse hits home and HARD. Here’s a couple of lines from the first verse:
“Stupid nigguh, there’s liquor stores on every corner.”
“Smart nigguh, I see em tryna go to college” … You paying back loans that I approve then you won’t get a job that’s right for you”
I mean, I’ve always been interested in Brooklyn rappers because (1) I’m from Brooklyn and (2) they’re story tellers, and I love a good story, especially when it’s in song form. But these two lines above hit home! I’m still going to school so Lord knows I know the struggle with loans and then there’s the infamous question of “Will I be able to get a job?” once you graduate. So maybe I’m a little bias when I say this song is dope, or maybe I’m not and I just know good music when I hear it. (Ah hem… I assure you it’s option two though, I promise… money back guaranteed.) Okay, okay, so I might just be biased about this whole thing, since I love instrumentals! (Especially when pianos are involved.) But this song talks about the struggles we go through today and although they may not be anything compared to what our ancestors went through, they’re still struggles nonetheless. So if you’re currently struggling you may be able to relate with this song and this may just be the right song for you. My only complaint (and this is the future mixing engineer / record producer in me talking) is that the vocals for the verses need to be louder. This song is telling a story and I’d much rather be able to focus on the actual story than the beat. So turn the verses up and hell, while you’re considering my suggestions, make the kick a little boomier as well and I’ll be smiling all the way to the bank! (Because I’m definitely asking for my producer credits when this song becomes a hit.) But all jokes aside, other than the two revisions I mentioned above this song is gucci… I mean great! Lawd the Brooklyn in me done came out!
NRN’s Song Rating:
1 – I only listened to it to write this review.
2 – It was okay.
3 – I would put it on my iPod.
4 – Why you ain’t famous yet?
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But don’t take my word for it…
…listen to it yourself!
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