hip hop music

March 31, 2005

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Kardinal Offishal's defiant hometown pride on this freestyle is so infectious, when I play it I have to pretend I'm from Toronto too, so I can join in and pump my fist like WHAT!

That right there is perfect hip-hop to me, that yearning to feel part of a community, to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.. and to have that bigger thing be recognized and respected, to be able to take pride in it.. that's the need that hip-hop literally was born to fulfill (birthed by those who'd been stripped of everything that could provide such a foundation, as Jeff and many others have broken down.) I love this track cuz Kardi's passion in repping T-Dot captures that spirit perfectly.

Posted by jsmooth995 at March 31, 2005 6:57 PM

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