Music has always been part of my life and when I usually say “take away my phone and leave my music”, I mean every word of that statement. This might be surprising especially in an era where social media is taking away all our time and attention. But I just know I will choose music over a lot of things. When it comes to music I am suddenly excited and my face literally lit up when I am talking about music or listening to it. My encounter with music dates back to my lonely days as a kid listening to music through the giant speakers my uncle uses for his “spinning” business.
I grew up listening to all genre of music and would find it difficult to choose one genre of music over the others. I listen to gospel, Hip-life, R&B, pop, Blues, reggae etc. and sometimes jazz. However one genre that is not very much my favorite is hip-hop; not only is it fast paced with a lot of unrefined statements and strong language, it sometimes disrespect women and sexualize us, but that said there are still so many hip-hop songs I like either for the beat or chorus or the simple fact that I enjoy the song and sometimes I really can’t tell why I like a song. If the song speaks to me I am good to go. I must add that I have an ear for good music and quite a number of people have said so.
Have you ever wondered if you were a song how you wound sound like? Well I have and below are five songs that I would have sounded like if I was a hip-hop song.
1. CROOKED SMILE-J COLE
Just listening to the lyrics of this song paints a clear picture of what women put themselves through to look picture perfect. We will go through any length of discomfort to look good and yet when we are told we look beautiful we don’t even believe it. Below are the part of the lyrics that tells me the truth as a woman;
“We ain’t picture perfect but we worth the picture still.”
“Oh, you a woman? I don’t know how you deal
With all the pressure to look impressive and go out in heels
I feel for you
Killing yourself to find a man that’ll kill for you
You wake up, put makeup on
Stare in the mirror but it’s clear that you can’t face what’s wrong
No need to fix what God already put his paint brush on”
“To all the women with the flaws, know it’s hard my darling
You wonder why you’re lonely and your man’s not calling
You keep falling victim cause you’re insecure
And when I tell you that you’re beautiful you can’t be sure
Cause he don’t seem to want you back and it got you asking”
2. SIGNS-SNOOP DOGG FT JUSTINE TIMBERLAKE
The truth about this song is that I hardly know the lyrics of this song but the smooth sound of Justin Timberlake’s voice mixed with that “one in a million” voice of uncle Charley makes me want to be this song if I was a hip-hop song
3. THROUGH THE WIRE-KANYE WEST
Yes I use to love Kanye West before he went “mad” and this was the song that started our romance. I think the tragic story behind this song was what made me love it. The chorus is awesome.
4. MY LIFE-THE GAME FT LIL WAYNE
This song appeal to me in a funny way especially the chorus which reminds me of family and friends I have lost but usually I am dead scared of singing it out loud for the fear that God will take my life( sounds funny but it’s the truth). Read the lyrics and you would
And I’m grindin’ til I’m tired
They say “You ain’t grindin’ til you tired”
So I’m grindin’ with my eyes wide
Looking to find
Through the day
For the night
Dear Lord, you’ve done took so many of my people but I’m just wonderin’ why
You haven’t taken (my life? x3)
Like what the hell am I (doing right? x3)
(My Life x3)
5. ASAP ROCKY-F**KN PROBLEM
This is the type of song you don’t want your parent to catch you listening to and yet you would. I don’t understand a word they say but I know there is a lot of explicit content but I love the entire rap but the swearing is too much but I can’t help it. I like it.
So wondering what I would sound like as a hip-hop song? I guess the good, the bad and the ugly. There you have it but I still would sound like a lot of other songs.