look. i already personally apologized to the OP for throwing vids on his thread, it was late after training last night and i was up eating and listening to music.
Point to why there is country on this thread...if you cannot see how country and hip hop are very similar in theme and how they make the listener feel passionate about commonalities in social justice, value systems, and very basics of the human condition then you don't know fucking hip hop at all.
most music we love, be it Johnny Cash to Wu Tang, stands up against things that we see and know to be unjust or wrong and/or they just generally address the beauty in the human spirit.
I hope the commment on "people not understanding hip hop" wasn't sent my way because honestly...yup i added a country song or two but it was to illustrate the point of commonality. the MC's a mentioned above in my post guru, mos, black thought, krs 1 ARE ARTISTS...50 is not an artist PERIOD. i did say i enjoyed some of his early shit but he is not in the same league as others mentioned. thie track above blew imo, couldn't listen to more than 2 bars.
if i start a country thread X please come and put some hip hop in, just don't post any weak ass watery lil' wayne or Digital Underground "Humpty Dance" bullshit. here i'll add another track just to fucking save folks from having to come in here and listen to 50's garbage track.
as for this track...well, you can even find good hip hop down south, underneath all the shiny trash like lil' wayne and lil geezy you can find gems like this...
***shit music is on the radio and we accept it as art, fuck all that.