The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -- lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good -- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week's Rapper: Alibi Rankz
This Week's Prompt: Surely you've heard about the Drake/Chris Brown tomfoolery, right? Well, they're trying to make up. So, the question then: Which are the six best I'm Sorry rap songs to play for someone?
Alibi: This is a lot harder than it came off to be. I dont know a lot of "I apologize to you" rap songs -- or I refuse to listen to them -- so I picked what I could.
2. Kanye West, "Apologize"
Now with the woman in mind, "Apologize" could be a good way to say I'm sorry for me being myself. Hopefully she rolls with it.
3. Outkast, "Ms. Jackson"
This classic joint is one I can relate with more than you know. This is the official "Baby Daddy Anthem"; sorry if I offend anyone [laughs]. This is really off-topic.
4. Eminem, "Cleaning Out My Closet"
Intense lyrics, this is one of my favorites. Not because of the bashing to his mom (I love my mom), but of the chorus. I guess it's a form of apologizing, depending on how you see it. I don't apologize much [laughs].
5. T-Pain, "More Careful"
Not much you can say after that. This is a prime example of respect. Really shows you who the alpha is. Good flow though.
So many LOLs here. SO MANY. Oh, life. Thank you for this.
6. Akon, "Sorry, Blame It On Me"
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This was more difficult than I thought given my taste for music. There wasn't much of a variety. When I heard this, I felt it was necessary to include given that I can picture the two of them* (Drake and Chris Brown) singing this to each other.
*Anytime I'm feeling even just a little bit sad I like to imagine Drake and Chris Brown singing to each other. Works.