Monday, February 20, 2023

A Discography from Bad Men

In my book Bad Men, I mention several rap songs that referenced slavery and rebellious slaves. Here's a discography of the rappers and songs I cited.

AZ. “Whatever Happened.” Pieces of a Man. Noo Trybe Records/Virgin Records, 1998. 
Big K.R.I.T. “Praying Man.” Live from the Underground. Def Jam Recordings, 2012.
Bizzy Bone. “Everyday Thugs.” T.H.U.G.S. Def Jam, 1996.
Black Thought. “No Alibi.” Illadelph Halflife. Geffen Records, 1996.
———. “Black Thought Freestyles on Flex.” 2017.
Dometi Pongo. “Ex-Slave.” The Malcolm X Mixtape, 2010.
Ice Cube. “No Vaseline.” Death Certificate. Priority Records, 1991.
Inspectah Deck. “The City.” Wu-Tang Forever. Loud/RCA Records, 1997.
J. Cole. “Folgers Crystals.” Revenge of the Dreamers II. Dreamville/Interscope, 2015.
Jay Electronica. “Exhibit A.” 2010.
Jay-Z. “BAM.” 4:44. Roc Nation, 2017.
———. “Tidal Freestyle.” 2015.
Jay-Z and Jay Electronica. “We Made It (Remix).” 2014.
Killah Priest. “Among Gangsters.” The Untold Story of Walter Reed. Mixtape, 2009.
KRS-ONE. “Ah-Yeah.” KRS-ONE. Jive Records, 1995.
Lecrae. “Freedom.” Church Clothes 3. Reach Records, 2016.
Lil B. “Hancho.” Bitch Mob: Respect Da Bitch Vol. 1. BasedWorld Records, 2011.
M-1. “Sharp Shooters.” Lyricist Lounge 2. Rawkus Records, 2000.
Meek Mill, Rick Ross, and Jay-Z. “What’s Free.” Championships. Atlantic/Maybach Music, 2018.
Nas. “It Ain’t Hard to Tell.” Illmatic. Columbia, 1994.
Tyler the Creator. “I Ain’t Got Time!” Flower Boy. Columbia Records, 2017.
U-God. “Watch Your Mouth.” The Wallabee Champ. Def Jam, 2008.
Vic Mensa. “Children of the Sun.” 2013.
Wyclef Jean. “How Many Mics.” The Score. Ruffhouse/Columbia, 1996.

This entry is part of a series--28 Days & Ways of Thinking about Bad Men & Vulnerable Black Boys.

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