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On “Rocket Ships,” the new song from Talib Kweli’s forthcoming LP Prisoner of Conscious, the rapper accurately encapsulates the Facebook and Twitter feeds of many of my former friends in one simple line: “They saying that we need a revolution but their passion is reduced to all caps in a computer.”  Too often social media sites are clogged with back-and-forth banter (between individuals with totally opposite, unchanging ideologies) that moves problems nowhere but backwards.  I’m not sure if Talib Kweli does much more than express his passion through the microphone, but at least that reaches a larger audience and creates a more interesting discussion.  Judging by the title of his new album, that’s what he plans to do with his new songs.

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It’s Labor Day weekend, time to relax and take at least one week off from having a case of the Mondays.  In honor of the federal holiday, I’ve compiled a list of hip-songs about rappers that had jobs.  We all know the famous union and working songs a la Woodie Guthrie, but plenty of MCs have given their two-cents on the 9-5 grind.

Devin The Dude— “What A Job”