Thursday, December 17, 2009

3 Play Thursday - Songs For The Dead Homies.

It's 3 Play Thursday. Today: Songs For The Dead Homies.

Life and death are two sides of the same coin. You can't get one without the other, and inevitably, we'll all be judged by 12 carried by six. But funeral songs ain't one-size-fits all propositions. Sometimes "Amazing Grace" just don't cut it. Sometimes you need something a little more contemporary, and a lil' bass doesn't hurt either. With no further ado, here's a few of my favorite songs for the deceased homies.

DRS - "Gangsta Lean"

This is more or less the song that started it all. These brother's obviously go kicked out of The School For Performing Arts, and decided to make the best out of it situation. Come on, seriously, they don't even know how to rock the bandannas and Raiders' caps properly. I wonder if that 40 he's tippin' to the homie's memory is St. Ides or O.E. What ya'll think?

Tupac - "Pour Out A Lil' Liquor"

Speaking of setting trends, is it even humanly possible for more than two black men to be assembled with beers in hand, without someone repeating this dreaded phrase? I generally consider Pac a marginal rapper at best whose reputation has a lot more to do with quantity than quality, but this song still knocks.

Ice Cube - "Dead Homiez"

All jokes aside, Cube had the most heartfelt ode of them all. I don't even have a pithy comment to add to this. Real talk.

Question: What's your favorite dead homiez song?

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