RHHR’s Favorite Hip-Hop “Rolas”: Staff-Picks

L. Writ Moe: Nas – What Goes Around “the China-men built the railroads, the Indians saved the Pilgrims and in return the Pilgrims killed ‘em, they call it Thanksgiving, I call your holiday hellday, cuz I’m from poverty, neglected by the wealthy”

Brotha Lynch Hung – 24 Deep (Remix) “strikin’ through the deuce wit’ a 40 in my mouth, the nigga wit the rep of athiesimistic doubt, rippin’ the label off the 4-0 based on the fact I got respect for my dead folks, props for the real locs, 187’s in the hood but I can’t say shit, one-time thinkin’ it was premeditated”

Psycho Realm – Psycho City Blocks

TuComrade: Outkast – Bombs over Baghdad “in-slum-national, underground, thunder pounds when I stomp the ground like a million elephants & silverback orangutans, you can’t stop a train, who want some? don’t come un-pre-pared, I’ll be there, but when I leave there I better be a household name, weather man tellin’ us it ain’t gon’ rain”

Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5 – The Message “broken glass everywhere, people pissing on the stairs, you know they just don’t care, I can’t take the smell, I can’t take the noise, got no money to move out, I guess I got no choice, rats in the front room, roaches in the back, junkies in the alley with a baseball bat, I tried to get away, but I couldn’t get far cuz the man with the tow-truck repossessed my car, don’t push me, cause I’m close to the edge, I’m trying not to lose my head, It’s like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder how I keep from going under”

Lighter Shade of Brown – Sunday Afternoon

SiRe-1: Del Tha Funky Homosapien (Hieroglyphics) – At the Helm “life is a blast when you know what you’re doin’ best to know what you’re doin’ before your life gets ruined, life is a thrill when your skill is developed, if you ain’t got a skill or trade, then shut the hell up… rap ain’t about bustin’ caps and fuckin’ bitches, it’s about fluency with rhymin’ ingenuity”

Evidence (Dilated Peoples) – Believe in Me “yeah, I’m back with that hop & schemin’ the plot, see what you got, never stop, timeless, no hands on my clock, impossible to flop, I’m from that flip when it’s hot, on the block, fuck the world ’til I shut down shop”

Brotha Lynch Hung – Dat’z What I Said

Xiuhcoatl: Eazy-E – Real Muthaphukkin G’s “hey yo doctor, here’s another proper track & it’s phat, watch the sniper, time to pay the piper & let that real shit provoke, see you’s a wanna be loc & you’ll get smoked & I hope that your fans understand when you talk about playin’ me, the same records that you makin’ is payin’ me”

X-Raided – Trial by Fury “They find bodies butt-naked in the south-side, on his back full of holes with his mouth wide, fuck 9-1-1 don’t run when the cops come, get a gun and drop one, I’d rather be carried by six, than judged by twelve, white folks trying to put me in a cell, let the streets be the prosecutor, judge, and jury, let me have a trial by fury, cuz I done had it up to hear with these man-made laws, America ain’t ever gave a fuck about y’all”

Venomous (Darkroom Familia) – They Want Me Buried

Maleec Garvey X: 2Pac – Hit ‘Em Up “I let them niggas know it’s on for life, let the west-side ride tonight, bad boys murdered on wax & killed, fuck wit’ me & get ya caps peeled, you know, see… grab ya glocks, when you see 2Pac, call the cops, when you see 2Pac, who shot me, but ya punks didn’t finish now ya ‘bout to feel the wrath of a menace, nigga, I hit em’ up”

Nas – Ether “brace yourself for the main event, y’all impatiently waiting, it’s like an AIDS test, what’s the results? not positive, who’s the best? Pac, Nas & Big, ain’t no best, east, west, north, south, flossed out, greedy, I embrace y’all with napalm, blows up, no guts, left chest, face gone, how could Nas be garbage? semi-autos at your cartilage, burner at the side of your dome, come outta my throne, I got this, locked since 9-1, I am the truest, name a rapper that I ain’t influenced”

N.W.A. – Fuck the Police

The President: 2Pac – Keep Ya Head Up “since we all got our name from a woman & our game from a woman I wonder why we take from our women, why we rape our women, do we hate our women? I think it’s time to kill for our women, time to heal our women, be real to our women, & if we don’t we’ll have a race of babies that’ll hate the ladies, that make the babies, & since a man can’t make one he has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one, so will the real men get up, I know you’re fed up ladies, but keep your head up”

2Pac – They Don’t Give a Fuck About Us “you must always remember you still a member of the hopeless, see ya black like me, so you snap like me when these devils try to plot, trap our young black seeds, cops are just as crooked as the niggas they chasin’ lookin’ for role models our father figures is basin’… I gotta deal wit’ brothas flippin’ I don’t see no devils bleedin’ only black blood drippin’… I’m watchin’ niggaz work their lives out without pay, whatever it takes to switch places wit’ the bustas on top, I’m bustin’ shots make the world stop , they don’t give a fuck about us”

2Pac – Me Against the World

Crudo: Young Jeezy – Huztlas Ambitionz “just know I’m savin’ up, let you play with my sanity, gives a fuck what you think of me unless you feedin’ my family, motherfuck all my enemies, one time for my mini me’s, listen to these niggas I bet you hear plenty me, I’m who they pretend to be, the one they pretend to do, see me I’m a hustla I do what my hustlaz do”

Promoe – Colgate White “have fun with votin’ while you pickin’ some president, thinking you political, it’s evident, I’m on the front lines smashing up the patriarchy, decapitate your dead monarchy, replace it with some fresh anarchy”

2pac – Str8 Ballin’

El Californio: Ice Cube – Today Was a Good Day “today was like one of those fly dreams, didn’t even see a berry flashing those high beams, no helicopter looking for a murder, 2 in the mornin’ got the fat burger, even saw the lights of the good-year blimp, & it read Ice Cube’s a pimp, drunk as hell but no throwing up, half way home & my pager still blowing up, today I didn’t even have to use my A.K. I got to say it was a good day.” 

Talib Kweli – Talk to You (Lil’ Darlin’) “I want you, cuz you make my heart skip the beat that I drum to, I want to be the one you run to, when pain confronts you, you’re everything, sometimes I get nervous when I’m in front you, you can hear it in my voice when I ask you if you comfortable, look how love do, I’d practice the Art of War for you like Sun Tzu, come through & arouse you every morning like the sun do, If you blackout & collapse I want to help you to come to, notice I haven’t yet gotten to what I want from you”

Notorious B.I.G. – Fuck You Tonight


Categories: Favorite Songs


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