I don’t mind suspending my disbelief to enjoy a good song, but when I hear underground up-and-comers rhapsodize about their stratospheric stacks and million-dollar jewelry… well, let’s just say I find it a little hard to swallow. True to his name, Sneaker Music emcee John Public sidesteps the issue by gearing his music to the common man and woman. As he proves on new album leak Freedom People, he has no qualms about admitting that he’s in pretty much the same boat as the rest of us: “Middle class-raised, this year made minimum wage, 11 grand in debt…” Backed by DJay Cas’ head-nodding soul samples, the Jersey City native expresses solidarity with Americans struggling to get by, and encourages all who will listen to give the political finger-pointing a rest and start working together to build a better future. Wise words, to be sure. We can only hope that hip-hop-loving Americans will take his message to heart. For more insightful rhymes and old school-informed boardwork, check out the artist’s John Said: NahMean street album, released March 3 and available for free download here.
Written by richard on 03/14/10
Submit your Rating
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Sneaker Music" (2010)
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- Isaiah Rashad’s “Cilvia Demo” vs. Mick Jenkins’ “The Water[s]”
- What Rappers Would You Pick for “New York vs. Everybody”?
- The Worlds Needs a Freddie Gibbs x BJ The Chicago Kid Album
- Tasha The Amazon - Can’t Control Us
- Is Madonna Working on a Secret Rap Album?
- Estonian Trap Rapper Tommy Cash is Going to Take Over the Internet
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
- The DJBooth - Top Prospects EP (Vol. 2)
- All 72 of Drakes Billboard Top 100 Songs
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)