Hailie Jade Mathers. Do you know who she is? Well, she used to be quite known when I was a teenager and lived in the Portuguese Detroit (the epithet is my idea, at least as far as I know. I thought it would be applicable as we have the center of the declining automotive industry in the country, and a relatively poor city for the country standards, like Detroit). Even if you don’t know her, you probably know her father, one of the first artists to feature this blog.
If you know some Eminem’s songs, you’ve probably heard the name Hailie somewhere in the lyrics, as it pops up quite often. Some of my Eminem favourite songs are those more melodic raps that he wrote to his daughter, like Mockingbird, When I’m gone, and my all time favourite - Hailie’s song. That’s the song I bring you today. Even if you’re not a great fan of rap, give it a try and listen to this song – my father can’t stand rap and he used to listen to this one with me and he quite liked it! Hope you like it too
I have written a post about jobs, but there’s one that missed me. Fortunately, I can now compensate for that mistake and I use this post to promote the romantic Flo Rida‘s song that mentions the kind of job that I forgot to mention. It’s not the first time this theme is referred in a song (there’s plenty more here), but it’s always touching to listen to such beautiful poems.
Hope you feel the same way and let your emotions be filled by these amazing lyrics!
Disclaimer: the songs below are not very decorous, so I advise you to not listen to them if you are not a great fan of listening to obscenities.
Having this said, I must proceed with my post without feeling guilty We’ve had Hip Hop and we’ve had funny songs, but we haven’t had them together. That’s why I’m here today.
I shall present you “my man”: Afroman! That’s right, that same guy that a decade ago made us all sing the great hit “Because I got high“. I was just a 12 year-old kid back then and my English skills were not that great, but it was just enough to make me understand the chorus and a little more, and to make me sing the song with Gonçalo and Pedro during class breaks.
Back then, Because I got High was the only Afroman song I (and most people, I guess) knew. But a couple of weeks ago I discovered other two Afroman songs that are worth listening to – at least if you like indecorous and simple humour -, so that’s what I’m sharing with you. Hope you enjoy and that the first song does not apply to you
Now this second one is the one that hooked me for about a week (17 counts in my WMP). I’ll leave you the official video clip, but also the link to the uncensored song (easier to understand the lyrics).
I bring you both songs today, as I like them both – Butterfly as a childhood memory (The Gift of Game was actually one of my first CD’s!) and Pretty Little Ditty as a great song from the great Frusciante and Flea