Posted on April 9, 2021
Song of the Day: Lifting Shadows
Today’s song is Lifting Shadows by Oddisee.
More hip-hop, this time with a bit of a slam-poetry edge. Extremely elegant in it’s message (seriously, examine the lyrics) and it gives a clear view into the perspective about what it is like to be a Sudanese-American muslim.
All in your name – I got a name that’ll scare all the brave in the land of the free.
Prejudice is a difficult element to tackle, and I think this song really highlights shortcomings.
General geo-political/overall message of the song aside, the lyrical flow is exceptional here. It’s equal parts smooth with small blips of anger to fuel the heavier lines. Check out the whole EP if you get a chance.