Welcome back to another week on OTDHipHop, fam! As always, thank you so much for your continued support of our platform and shouts out to all our artists. Today, we got a brand new feature all the way from California! I’ll be reviewing a new track called “Robin Hood,” by artist/rapper TJ Marion.
I’m intrigued with the concept of “Robin Hood.” The term Robin Hood is fitting, as he is the legendary historic outlaw who “stole from the rich and gave to the poor.” The song itself is actually written as a conversation between Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant, two young black men who were fatally shot by police and whose shooters were never found guilty. Lyrically, TJ talks about the news stories of both incidents and takes the perspective of the situation was reversed, and what would happen to Trayvon and Oscar if they shot the police. The lyric video is very entertaining and educational; I like how the visuals enhance the artist’s message. TJ educates his audience on topics like racial profiling, domestic violence towards women, and more.
Overall, I dig this project from the track to the lyric video, and it would be cool to see a “Robin Hood” official music video. Sonically, TJ flows between heavy hard-hitting bars that stay on topic to a smooth hook singing “Robin Hood from Nottingham…”
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