Down & Out: Sad Hip Hop Songs We Love

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  • Bone Thugs N Harmony
  • Tupac
  • DMX
  • T.I.
  • Nas
  • Drake
  • Tupac, Drake, Kanye West
  • Tupac
  • Jay-Z
  • Lost Boyz
  • Tupac
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • D.R.S.
  • Diddy
  • Eminem
  • Ghostface Killah
  • Immortal Technique
  • Eve
  • DMX
  • Pete Rock & CL Smooth
  • Kanye West

DMX, "Slippin'"

The melancholy horns on this 1998 single grip you immediately as DMX preaches about surviving pain and suffering. X kicks the cold facts about his troubled upbringing (“group homes and institutions prepared my ass for jail”) as an angelic voice offers reassuring words (“the Lord forgives you now”) on the hook.

 

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