Friday Evening Unwind

Done with work for the day, sipping wine spritzers, in the mood for tunes.

A few songs I’ve been listening to again more recently in my car. Beginning with”Beware of the Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke)” by Panjabi MC featuring Jay-Z:

Loved that song since my early 20s.

Another couple of goodies I’ve been listening to again lately but have already posted before on this blog are Mary J. Blige’s “Family Affair” and Nappy Roots’ “Po’ Folks.”  biggrin_green

Moving on to tunes by Talib Kweli, beginning with his song “Get By”:

Here’s a great one by him featuring Mary J. Blige, “I Try”:

An upside down kingdom where life is just not fair (upside down kingdom)
So many sufferin’ cuz deep inside they’re scared (so scared)
Fear pumped into their veins to keep them from their destiny
Where would they be if you and I don’t care?

[…]

Life is a beautiful struggle
People search through the rubble for a suitable hustle
Some people usin’ the noodle, some people usin’ the muscle
Some people put it all together, make it fit like a puzzle

Those lyrics right there are so true.

Here’s his powerful song “Bushonomics,” featuring Cornel West:

LOVE that song.

Here’s his “Self Construction”:

So good knowing hip-hop remains alive and well. Talib Kweli is entirely underrated and just not getting the exposure his music deserves.

Lastly is his song “Hot Thing”:

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