Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ed O.G. & the Bulldogs - Be A Father to your Child

Today I'm going to share with you one of my favorite hip hop songs ever. This is a song that every hip hop fan, everyone hip hop basher, and every man should listen to.

This song illustrates why many hip hop fans that were fans during the "golden era" can't stand to listen to rap radio or watch rap video shows today. Not due to any thing against many of the mainstream rappers of today because I like a number of them (Jay-Z, Kanye West, TI, Andre 3000). Most of us don't like that there's not much variety. For every 50 Cent (negative thug) getting radio play there should be a Saigon (reformed thug trying to lead his people in the right direction). For every Rich Boy (rapper getting carried by his beats) there should be a Crooked I (rapper who has incredible lyrics). And so on...

I couldn't imagine a song like this getting radio play today because unless the song is negative, is about a dance, or has singing on the chorus it's not going to get any love. That's why we should all be thankful that this came out in the "golden era" and not today, or this hip hop classic may have gone unnoticed.

This track is from Ed O.G. & the Bulldog's 1991 LP "Life of a Kid in the Ghetto" (which also contains his classic "Gotta Have It" that puffy jacked for Mary J. Blige's 2003 hit "Ohh!")

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