Day 08 – A NaS song for when you’re angry.
This right here is one of my top 5 favorite NaS songs. It’s fucking spectacular. A lot of people might consider it more depressing than anything but it’s a go to song for me when the world done pissed me off to the highest point of pissocity. Plus, I just love the way Jully Black sings, “To hell with yooooooou.”
Day 30 – Your favorite NaS song EVER.
This shit was mad hard for me. I’ve been thinking about this for the last few days and the answer is that I could probably never really and truly pick a favorite NaS song. This song isn’t just a song I listen to when I’m angry. It’s also a consistent reminder of what I made it through. Always a track I liked, when I first met my friend Les, he played this song on his radio show and it was like I heard it for the first time. I don’t know how I ever missed the part where he says, “My mom’s in chemo, 3 times a week…” Stabbed me straight through my heart. Many of you wouldn’t know that my mother is actually a breast cancer survivor (thankfully). But going through that with her forever changed me but it also made me stronger. Helped me grow up, just a little. So when my mom would take her naps at chemo, I’d often be sitting there listening to this song on repeat, crying, trying to stay awake, staring at the machines in disbelief, just trying to process it all. This song was my escape, my testimony, my emotions summed up in one. And Jully Black singing, “To hell with you…” was like me telling every negative person and thing in my life at that point how much less they/it mattered than my mom. So, in recognition of the role NaS played in my sanity in 2007, I will pick this song as my favorite NaS song EVER.