In her classic 1969 autobiography, author and poet Maya Angelou used the metaphor of a Caged Bird (borrowed from Paul Lawrence Dunbar’s poem, “Sympathy”) to represent her struggle against racism and personal trauma. On his latest single, Boston rhymesayer REKS returns to that powerful image as he evokes the mental and material obstacles faced by black women coming up in poverty. Joining the headliner over Introspective Minds’ pensive piano-loop boardwork, EzDread contributes a dense, poetic 16 on the back end. Featuring this cut, past singles I Remember and Judas, and much more, REKS’ long-delayed Revolution Cocktail LP still lacks a drop date, but we’ll keep you supplied with further details and song releases as they emerge.
Written by richard on 04/16/13
Submit your Rating
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"How Can It Be" (2008)
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- Fast Food Music: How Our Hunger for More is Killing Hip-Hop
- Rihanna & Kanye’s “FourFiveSeconds” is a Blue Collar Anthem
- What If Drake Didn’t Sign To Young Money?
- Digging Up Your Favorite Rapper’s Hidden Internet Gems
- The Liberation of Lupe Fiasco on “Tetsuo & Youth”
- No Money, No Family: Iggy Azalea’s Insane Coming to America Story
- A Very Serious Lyrical Analysis of Lil Wayne’s “Sorry 4 The Wait 2”
- 2014 Best of the Booth Award Winners (The Complete List)
- Who Was the Worst Rapper of 2014?
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.