Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
A list of rap songs that have me teary this week

NAS - Memory Lane
FREEWAY - What We Do

Because they're so good, but also as they recede into history they become more poignant, especially cos their quality totally transcends the years in real-time

Mind you da kidz might find these boring
illmatic's quite potently wistful (to borrow a phrase) for me because the imagery it conjures in my mind matches the weather and the general mood i was in when i first discovered it. i get this rose tinted, half-imagined, nostalgia-on-steroids when i listen to it. it's strange, because when i was a kid, 90's rap still sounded relatively modern, but in recent years it sounds so archaic, endearingly so.