Hip-hop music is known for its gritty and real nature. If you take quick look at the top hip-hop albums on the charts, you will not fail to notice the explicit tags on the covers. Most of these celebrated MCs curse on their tracks; not the kind of music you would want your mum to hear you singing along to. You would think their love songs (if I could call them that) would be different. Nope. Graphical explanations of what they do to women are laced on their lyrics. Women are portrayed as objects to be used for their pleasure and discarded soon after. It’s no secret that the norm in the hip-hop world is objectifying women, lyrically and visually. That’s how you get ahead.
Honestly, I got tired of listening to such songs. The filth was too much. I was thirsty for good music. Hip-hop that honored women. Well, today I have come to make you aware of such music. It exists. And its pretty good too. So here goes the list of the top 5 songs, according to the number of plays from my itunes library.
5. Love Sick by Alex Faith
“If I have a son, how am I going to teach him how to treat a lady?”
4. We Can Be More by Sho Baraka
“I was like 9/11, the worst date”
3. Good Thing by Trip Lee
“You’re never leaving right? Good! Coz I love the way that we alike”
2. International Vacation by Exoduz
“You’re too fly for your boyfriend, yeah that disrespectful guy”
1. Special by Lecrae
“They think we crazy, Head over heels,
I love your mind more than the way you dress head over heels”
There you have it! Hope some of the songs will make it to your valentine’s playlist. And since Lecrae won a Grammy last Sunday, he gets the honorable mention for his other track, Buttons. Have a listen below.