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"Do I Really Hate Him?": Thoughts About Fatherly Love

A couple years ago, I wrote a piece on “Let Nas Down” and the absent father. The piece mentioned my resentments towards my father. But, as with some aspects of the Speed on the Beat backstory, I usually keep quiet about my father and my feelings towards him. Because of this, I’ve never actually went into […]

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"Let Nas Down" and the Absent Father

Editor’s Note: I’d like to apologize if this comes off as rambling in some points. I just wanted to speak on several issues.Now, I love hip-hop, and respect its “forefathers” and whatnot. So, this isn’t meant to be slanderous. But, “Let Nas Down” has got to be one of the saddest sappiest most-butthurt saddest songs in recent hip-hop […]

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Fathers: A Speed on the Beat Rantanalysis

Alright, time to chill on the happy-go-lucky jazz for a bit.::takes Waka Flocka off my playlist and fires up some Coltrane:: Sunday is Father’s Day. This is one of those obviously concocted holidays to push consumerism and all that other big business crap. But, it’s still one that hits close to home in several ways. […]

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