Styles P Has Got the Inner City Blues. What’s Going On in 2015? A Lot…(Audio)
From The D.O.C. to Scarface, Spice 1 to Yasiin Bey, Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” has been the source of some of Hip-Hop’s most meditative songs. The dark chords from the original pulled one of Gaye’s deepest performances from him, as he pondered the ills of ghettos across America.
Styles P is the latest to tap the instrumental, and it has yielded some of Ghost’s most conscious lyrics to date. He tackles self-exploitation on Instagram, loss of all sense of community in the hood and the systematic destruction wreaked by crack and HIV. It sounds like the more things change, the more the stay the same…Check out “Inner City Ghost.”