Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Aggressive Listening: 2Pac-"Under Pressure"/"Holler If You Hear Me"

I asked a compadre "what's rap without ego?" and they replied "Disney musicals." They were halfway right, but I think that response is more fitting when you think of rap without angst. I woke up in a certain kinda mood this morning and "Under Pressure" is the first song that popped in my head. It also got me through my workout this morning something serious. Even though its not really considered a 'Pac realease persay, that Thug Life album contained most of my favorite 'Pac songs actually.

I know alot of people say "Dear Mama" and "I Ain't Mad At Cha" and songs of the like are their favorite 'Pac joints. I'm sorry (but not really) but I liked the angry agressive 'Pac. Note, not the fueding to sell records paranoid 'Pac but the "shit I feel the same way as you right now" 'Pac. It stuff like this and "Holler If Ya Hear Me" that caught my ear most times:

But yeah, I was sharing, that's all. Peace.


jacinta said...

I was just about to say something about "Hellraiser" (one of my favorite pac songs EVER).

Angry Pac (Makaveli & Thug Life) and Sad Pac (Me Against the World and Makaveli) are my personal favorites.

Lowskiwoski said...

I agree. "Lord Knows" helps me through many a days!