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Song of the Day: A Woman’s Worth – Alicia Keys

This is just a classic song with a positive message. Off of her debut album, Songs In A Minor, “A Woman’s Worth” is one of the first songs I ever heard by Alicia Keys.

 

In my opinion, it severed as the counter to the various sexist, male chauvinistic dynamics that ran rampant in hip-hop culture. Furthermore, the video itself provides commentary of the dynamics that exist with “Black” culture in the United States. Thinking about all of the women that I value in my life, I feel that this song helped to educate me on how to treat a woman. With all of the different spheres of the world in which female authority is constantly undercut, both in a social and professional sense, this song serves as a reminder that men and women should treat each other with a certain level of respect and compassion.

To all the ladies who are frustrated with men issues, remember what you are worth. To all the gentlemen who know how to treat a lady, keep doing what you’re doing (but always remember there is more to learn). And to all the guys who don’t know how to treat a lady… take notes.

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Song of The Day: BlackStar – Thieves in the Night

Found myself flipping through my I-Pod on shuffle today and I came across this old gem from none other than BlackStar (Mighty Mos Def and Talib Kweli). “Thieves in the Night” is a track off of their 1998 album, Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star.

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The lyrics are pretty deep and the instrumental is pretty mellow. Hope you enjoy. ^.^