Now, normally I’m a fan of Logic, but right now I really love him for this track.
He pulled in two of my favorite emcees, who are kings of their respective terrains in Hip Hop, and had them speak on a topic I don’t think I’ve really heard expressed in tracks before. To be clear, rappers are often vocal about the state of Hip Hop and how different preferences balance each other out. However, that usually occurs in interviews and most of their fans don’t get that message.
As an art form, Hip Hop’s essence is bringing people together. Kool Herc used it to gather people and celebrate life in the face of poverty. Since then, as the bronx trend turned into a national genre, that unity seems to have been lost to some degree. I’m guilty of contributing to that fissure myself, calling rappers with loyal fanbases whack. That’s not to say there are whack artists, but there’s no point in hating on someone who has a group following them.
Speaking sonically, I really enjoy the track. I wasn’t put off by Logic’s singing either, it comes through really well and fits the instrumental nicely. All three verses are great and there’s nothing to really complain about. Despite each rapper being in a different lane, they’re all very much on the Highway of conscious rap. Which almost makes their message about accepting the differences in Hip Hop all the more powerful.
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