From the lyrics down to the production and the vocals, Norf Sole’s “Lil Homie” reminds me of something we would’ve heard from Kendrick in the early 2010s. I mean that in the best way possible because of the way that Norf discusses his life, those around him and the constant threat of being a Black man. Sometimes, the enemy comes from within your community; sometimes, from within yourself.
It also preaches a lesson in accepting change and accepting growth, something one may not expect as much from a song like this. Sole wants his lil’ homies to win. Even better, he wants them to win in a way that’s conducive to growth and maturation—though he knows it may not be the easiest path.
If you want some conscious bars with a somewhat biographical sound, check this song out above and support dope music in all its forms.