I’m not entirely sure that Coldcut would qualify as a pure hip hop musician, but I decided to do it because I seriously love this song, “Mr. Nichols”. I have to say that the lyrics are a great representation of our world today. First have a listen to the song and then tell me what it is that you think of it.
Now for something different – Coldcut
Melody is amazing, although what’s interesting about this song are the lyrics. It’s practically spoken word kind of thing, and I love every word of it. Especially the ending. Two lines I especially like from this song. “Inly the birds fly first class” speaks to me about how no matter how much we humans try, we will never be free like the birds.
Second line that got to me was the “your dreams of dominance will only help you forsake yourself”. This is really true when you think about what we as a species are doing to our planet. We’re depleting resources left and right, butchering the environment trying to dominate nature, have bigger profit, but we’re forgetting that we’re part of the nature. Others might have a different take on this, but that’s what the lyrics are speaking to me. Have a listen to the song yourself and see what you take away from it.