Impact Track

Lupe Fiasco

Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free) – Lupe Fiasco

Chicago’s conscious son flexes some abstract poetry about the dysfunctional state of urban youth, put to the beat of Pete Rock and CL Smooth’s 1990 classic "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)."


B*tch Bad – Lupe Fiasco

Over a deceptively southern-esque party track, Lupe meticulously rhymes about how the derogatory b-word is received and perceived by the youth. 


Daughters – Nas

For all the dudes with daughters, Nas boldly explores the topic of raising teenage girls who may run wild because their fathers aren’t a strong and nurturing presence. 

The Throne

Murder to Excellence – The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Jay and Kanye don’t forget the problems of the streets as they decry the rising Black-on-Black murder rates overwhelming much of urban America.