Some of you might listen to this introduction and be off put my the strong language Jj uses to get her point across. Growing up in NYC during the early ’90s and getting a daily dose of artists like The Lox you actually start to see the art in the vulgar side of the english language. So when I heard the the the intro to Let Them, I was back to home again. The song is actually a partial cover of T.I.’s Let ‘Em Talk but with all the ’90s kids growing up you can expect more and more lyrical play like this in the months to come…
Hey let em talk, Let em hate
It aint my fault they at the bottom, let em stay
Let em say whatever. Let em lie
Let em snitch, let em bleed, let em die”
I don’t care what people say about the current state of hip hop because the way rappers and urban artists use the english language is one of the most creative and innovative art forms I’ve ever come across. Unfortunately, some rappers give it a bad name with their off the field activities but that shouldn’t blind us. Jj apparently shares my affection as covering hip hop songs has become a custom in her career and I tell you, those down and dirty lyrics with that angelic voice paint one hell of a picture. Alright, enough chatter, press play but turn the volume down if your at work, the lyrics might not sit will with square types, enjoy.