I Know You Hate Babylon and Want to See it Fall


True story: I once listened to this song for over 12 hours on repeat. While crying. And throwing things. And... stuff. But that's sort of unrelated. I don't always share a ton of rap not because I don't love a lot of it, but because I'm just not always in the mood for it. But I'm always, always in the mood for Talib Kweli's "Ms. Hill".

I think this is one of the most beautiful songs of ever. Talib is one of the artists that just speaks to me. As a Lauryn Hill fan for a good 50% of my life and a woman of color, this song in particular speaks to me. I could quote every line in this song that has brought me to near-tears but I won't do that and instead I'll just ask you to have a listen for yourself.