Charmingly Ghetto - The Plight

Posted 5 years ago
Producer:
Introspective Minds
Album:
Overstanding

Talk about a bait and switch; on his first feature, Charmingly Ghetto lures listeners in with the promise of something, well, charmingly ghetto, only to turn around and force us to think about the totally un-charming realities of inner-city poverty and racial inequity. No, of course I’m not being sarcastic. (OK, I am.) On this new EP single, the Beantown native bulldozes rap’s glamorized depictions of the street life, illuminating The Plight of those left with no recourse but making a living through crime. Introspective Minds take an understated approach behind the boards, blending atmospheric strings with smooth sax riffs (courtesy of Baba Kamal) and a low-key bassline as the headliner turns a critical eye on gangster mythology. Lending a hand on the back, fellow Boston buzzmaker MC Colo drives the point home: “F*ck these rap kids, n*ggas hustle ‘cause they have to / no benefits and no days off.” Has this jam left you craving more thought-provoking new material? Ask and ye shall receive; Charmingly Ghetto’s latest street release, the Overstanding EP, will be available in June 7th via RubyHornet.com.

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