One Question. Why have I been sleepin’?
San Diego-based rapper, Looselyric (who I learned of via the Reclaiming the Community movement) released this track in 2015. Not sure how I stumbled upon it, but am glad that I did. The “one question,” which ends up being a slew of questions hurtled at the listener, at the young man whose short story we follow through the course of the video, is a little uncomfortable because it forces an either/or decision that leaves little room for gray areas. While the context of the song is narrow, the scope, reach, and implications of questions like these are broad and force listeners to evaluate their definitions of manhood, success, purpose and more. Listen//Enjoy//Share.
Peace, Love & Hip Hop,
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