I heard this song on the local radio station about a week ago as I was driving around town. And I've been listening to it ever since. I'm not usually one to go for mainstream Top 40 music...or rap/hip hop or whatever you want to call it...at all. Although, I did go through a serious gangster rap phase in junior high and the beginning of high school. What? I thought I was a baller. Nike headband covering one ear a necklace with my basketball number, vintage Nike kicks with the laces untied and all. I blame movies like Love & Basketball, Save the Last Dance, and Coach Carter. Man, how times change. I'm glad that my music tastes have matured. And that I grew out of the lucky basketball sweatbands. Don't get me wrong, I'll always be more comfortable in basketball shorts than anything. And every once and awhile a hip hop song still gets me. Especially ones with a good message. That's what Chris Rene has done with this track. I can dig it.
P.S. And in completely unrelated news -- I cannot wait to see this film! Clive Owen as Hemingway and Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn? Yes please! You know I'm a sucker for a good period bio-flick. Especially if my man Hemingway is involved. ;-)