In an, , “That was one of the hardest songs I had to write. On her magnum opus, A Seat at the Table, Solange addresses a multiplicity of topics with provocative clarity. The result is a wrenching set of bars that mixes grief-in-process with sweetness. He first began to compose the song during a stint in rehab in 2005 to deal with his addiction. While the duo would never gain widespread popularity, their contribution to the conversation about mental health is a noteworthy one. “Suicidal Thoughts” is a suicide note that finds Big conflicted about the hand that life had dealt him, and he calls Puff Daddy to explain the decision that he has already come to terms with. Album: God's Son Producer: Chucky Thompson for The Hitmen Label: Columbia Forgive Nasir's singing on this record. There’s some very dark moments in there. Chance the Rapper wears his faith on his sleeve and is unapologetic about it. The late Mac Miller was definitely ahead of the game with his track “Self-Care.” The song was written after his break-up with Ariana Grande. In which Meek Mill—one of the electrifying rappers of the decade—turns down the volume a bit to reveal his scars alongside Young Thug. You can follow him at @thegroveness for all of his greatness. The track showcased all of the mental gymnastics that Black people have to go through just to simply exist. And historically, rap music has always served as a medium for artists to share their struggles. In fact, it's the vulnerability in Nas' voice that makes this record even more touching. Album: Ready To Die Producer: Lord Finesse Label: Bad Boy Death was a common theme in Biggie's music and never is it more chilling than on Ready To Die closer, "Suicidal Thoughts." Her lyrical exploits have gained her legendary status as an underground MC. CL's rhymes do his memory justice, but one can't escape the song's feeling of loss that stems from his absence. On this melancholy track, Eminem talks about his drug addiction with pathos. music has always served as a medium for artists to share their struggles. “Wounds” is an authentic portrayal of an artist that’s fighting for their mental life. Staples’ philosophy runs adjacent to “it is what it is,” but that doesn’t stop him from wanting more. It’s the lingering effects with which he ends the song that sting the most: “I see him every night / And cover my ears in tears as he beats his fucking wife.” Even El-P was taken aback by how affecting that track was. Staples’ philosophy runs adjacent to “it is what it is,” but that doesn’t stop him from wanting more. Album: Aquemini Producer: Mr. DJ Label: LaFace, Arista The fact that Susie Screw gives Big Boi head in a parking lot for a CD and a poster is depressing enough, but it's the story of her "partner" Sasha Thumper that's especially unsettling. "I didn't think anyone wanted to hear that shit—like, 'Boohoo,'", . Although drug use has always been a part of hip-hop culture, Wayne — who was the most popular rapper in the world at the time — describing his dependency on the. His lyrical ingenuity allows him to address a plethora of subjects with nuance and vivid insight. speaks openly about the importance of his mental health. During the recording process, Monch was struggling with depression and trying to maintain his sobriety. In “I Feel Like Dying,” Wayne moves away from his fluid flow for a delivery that feels impressionistic and bluesy. It’s a dark switch-up even for an album this gritty, but El-P compels with the detailed perspective of a child bearing witness to an abusive stepfather. to hauntingly remember his abusive stepfather. Either way, all of the above scenarios are depressing. In the opening refrain, X, with piercing insight says, “This life shit, this life shit is like is like bugged the fuck out, son, for real. You can follow him at @thegroveness for all of his greatness. He first began to compose the song during a stint in rehab in 2005 to deal with his addiction. For Mensa, his artistic expression helps him to combat psychological trauma and to keep his sanity. Sitting in my house with tears in my face. The Geto Boys — “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” (1991). 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Boosie Badazz’s distinctly southern drawl comes with a bluesy quality, so he rarely has trouble selling the emotion at the core of his songs. "But after that song, people started coming to me with tears in their eyes. By clicking on "Accept" you agree to this. But of course, the legacy around the song mainly comes from the backstory behind Scarface’s verse.