Music Monday: Po’ Folks by Nappy Roots

I started listening to Po’ Folks when I was broke as shit in college, after growing up (figuratively) dirt floor poor.  I listened to it broke in grad school.  I listened to it broke in the real world.  I listened to it broke in law school.  I listened to it broke after law school (and missed a chance to see Nappy Roots live at a crappy dive bar in Roanoke, Virginia).  I ain’t broke any more, and it feels damn good to listen to it again.

Po’ Folks is a throwback to when hip hop was about the artists’ lives, not about whatever a record exec thought would sell to upper middle class white kids.

There is no one in this video who would be out of place in a country noir story.

Po’ Folks is off Nappy Roots’ album Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz.

 

Music Monday is the brainchild of Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek.

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