Song of the Hour: “The Never Haves” by Foreknown

“The Never Haves” is broken into two parts. Foreknown first raps about things he’s had to suffer through in his life, a relatively common subject in rap. A lot of them are frustrating and unjust. Some of them he had a hand in; they were his own sins. But as that segment ends, we feel empathy for Foreknown, maybe even pity. “Poor Foreknown.” But then, in the infinitely more potent¬†second verse, Foreknown describes the awful things the Christ had to suffer through. As he enumerates them over a simple, spaced-out beat, his voice increases in intensity, lifting your eyes to the cross with it.

Advertisements

One thought on “Song of the Hour: “The Never Haves” by Foreknown

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s