An optimistic, get-over-it and pull-yourself-up-by-your-own-bootstraps anthem probably isn’t what rap fans want to hear during tough economic times, but it’s what veteran Boston MC Edo.G offers on “Change” from his 10th studio album, Intelligence & Ignorance, released earlier this month.
While many of the “Be A Father To Your Child”’s contemporaries complain about the system, Edo.G instead encourages his listeners to think differently.
On the song featuring a comforting chorus from soul singer Noel Gourdin, Ed rhymes, “Don’t do a stupid move. Stop worrying about who is who doing you, screwing you, subduing you.”
Ed says complaining is a waste of time. “It’s like blaming the fire department for the fire,” he raps.
Ed advises taking control of your own destiny by a means like entrepreneurship as opposed to wasting money on frivolous things like car rims. He stresses looking at “the world from a better view.”
During the chorus, Gourdin best summarizes Ed’s point. “We all can achieve the American dream,” he sings. “You got to strive for as long as you breathe.”
The Edo.G And The Bulldogs rapper also shares words of wisdom on Intelligence & Ignorance’s “Done Talking,” “Easy” and “Hold U.”