The Art of Storytelling – where have you gone in Hip Hop? I mean sure it’s been done since this particular song, but has it had this type of impact? Where are the storytelling hits that we rapped word-for-word to? This particular song from Queens’ own Lost Boyz is, for all intents and purposes; a classic. I remember after school people arguing which version they liked better.
Ironically, although it’s an upbeat song; the story within the song is quite tragic. With an all too familiar scenario playing out within this track, the community I grew up in up in saw it’s fair share of tragedy. There’s familiar themes at work here : courtship, love, tragedy, and if you count the video – revenge. Mr. Cheeks tells paints such a vivid picture learning the song was easy being that you played the song so many times. Here’s a toast to the Lost Boyz…
R.I.P. Freaky Tah
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