In honor of Obama’s victory, I’d like to take a sec to dedicate a few songs from one of my hiphop heroes to the man. When I got the call from my homegirl Mandy at noon yesterday, tears welled up in my eyes. I had to get off my scooter and take a minute. After we finished talking, the first song I felt compelled to play was Big Daddy Kane’s ‘Young, Gifted and Black’. Now i’m not trying to be on some super black power tip and please dont take it as that. I hope that people will start to notice the talent of all people now, regardless of color. Here’s to hoping that we’ve transcended those barriers.

Here are a few BDK tunes you should get acquainted with:
Another Victory

Young, Gifted and Black

Warm It Up Kane

And this one is a special dedication to all my Americans who stood in lines and took part in their nations history. Here’s to change, and hoping that the sentiment expressed in this song never has to be felt by anyone, anywhere, ever again.

Syl Jonson ‘Is it because I’m black?’