As a response to the release of Jay-Z/Kanye West's video to the "Otis" Redding sampling lead single off their collaborative LP, living legend Chuck D dropped some choice words in a new video called "Notice, Know This". Fed up with the lack of substance in the hip-hop game, Chuck takes the microphone to reflect on the state of the music as well as touching on some of the injustices we see today. The Public Enemy front man still speaks with authority as his flow and voice commands you to listen to his words. The only problem I have with this track is that I wish he would've made it into a full song. Rocking the same sample of Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness" as "The Throne" duo, the track is also honoring the late, great musician:
"This is a polite respect call to the troops, to continue to inspire but reflect the people better. Otis Redding was a humble country man from Macon, Georgia who bought a jet to work in, not to flash! He perished in that plane.
Here's to hoping that the J & K super-group can elevate the masses and try a little bit more to reflect Otis heart rather than swag, because they're to good to be less."
Real Talk! would have like more from him on this track too.ReplyDelete