Initially, I had this entire post mapped out about how Phonte’s “The Good Fight” describes my life and how it strikes a nerve that moves me to the point of chills each time I hear the record. Then I realized, doing so would be selfish. The struggle Tay brings to light in his newest visual doesn’t just describe one person, one family or one situation. Rather, it describes us all – or at least someone we know – in some shape or fashion.
To the general listening public, most assume rappers are financially stable based off their music videos and own self-described fairy tales of a hustle that’s second to none. Of course, this sounds good, but lays truth to a Tupac lyric which still hits home to this day. “Yo, get a real job, rapping doesn’t pay the rent/I hate the studio ’cause that’s where all my money went.” There’s a stream of unmatched honesty hearing Phonte verbalize the same concept allowing the listener to realize everything isn’t always sweeter on the other side of the microphone.