Sometimes, it's the hook...sometime's it's the beat...sometimes it's subject matter...sometimes it's an associated memory. Some hip-hop songs are just sad...not as in bad songs, just sad ones. "Heard 'Em Say" by Kanye West is one (just saw the video on MTV2). Here are some others:
"Flavor of the Month" - Black Sheep
"To Whom It May Concern" - Black Sheep
"'93 til Infinity" - Souls of Mischief
"Back to Reality" - Intelligent Hoodlum
The most depressing whole album? My Field Trip to Planet 9 by Justin Warfield. I can't even re-buy it because it really bums me out. It came out senior year... I saw it in the store yesterday and it came flooding back.
I spent a lot of time alone as a teen...many times, it was just my music and I. Some songs make you feel like you are in the middle of a party...others make you think of loss or things you don't have or lost.
Can anyone relate to this post?