Aloha #OTDHipHop fam! Welcome to another #TrackTuesday. Today I’ll be reviewing a new song by Dopeless. I’ve featured him on here about a year ago, and it was cool to catch up real quick with this remarkable young man. Dopeless is an artist from San Jose, CA who continues to gain a strong underground audience, having performed at numerous venues around his area. Having overcome alcoholism and abuse for many years, he started sharing his story through music and is now 5 years sober. For that reason, he is proudly “Dopeless.”
“Proud of Me” is one of the newest tracks on Dopeless’ Soundcloud catalog. Produced by Heart-Tricks, the instrumental has a smooth melody with a boom-bap sound throughout the song. Dopeless’ lyrics start off with “You’re the reason that the sun shines” before he goes into the first verse. He opens up about the wrong he has done especially due to his battle with addiction and expresses his feelings for his mother. You can hear remorse and sadness in the stories he tells, but through it all the message is about triumph and how he’s going to make his mom proud of him. The hook states “I’m sorry if you ever doubted me. I swear mom, Ima make you proud of me.” The rest of the song really focuses moreso on his mother and how she loved him unconditionally through everything he and the family put her through.
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