In Exodus 20:5, the Man Upstairs lets idol worshippers know that it’s not just they who will pay for their defiance: “I am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me.” That notion of justice sounds harsh and outdated to our ears but, as Kahali Oden points out on new single Sins of Our Fathers (a Booth-exclusive world premiere), it bears an uncanny resemblance to the vicious circle of struggle and crime that’s many poor African-American communities have been trapped in for decades. Here, a sampled beat by Hawaiian producer Kuahine backs the West Coast mainstay as he reflects on the “crab in a bucket” mentality that reigns supreme in the streets, and the disgrace of black-on-black violence. This is just one of many thought-provoking cuts to be found on Oden’s Planet Rocked street album, scheduled to drop digitally January 1, 2014.
Written by richard on 10/9/13
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Bring Back Double ft. E-40" (2007)
Member Reviews and Ratings
- Real Recognize Real: Wrekonize on Pink Floyd, the Rise of TDE & More
- Kanye Thinks Drake is #1 Right Now - Is He Right? (Rap Power Rankings)
- The Weeknd - King of the Fall
- Bobby Shmurda is the New Worst Thing to Happen to Shmusic
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
- Mick Jenkins, The Conscience #TopProspects
- Jeremih x Shlohmo - No More EP
- Drake’s New Album is Titled “Views From the 6”: Dope, Wack or Eh?
- Real Recognize Real: GoldLink on Loving Lil Bibby, Shaq & Robots
- DJ Blaze - Blazing Cuts (June 2014)
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.