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.
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