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? Email email@example.com..
A few weeks ago, we received a link to a video on Youtube called "Feet Don't Fail Me Now." It was made by Chane, a pinch-voiced MC just now beginning to build up a bit of buzz in the Houston rap community. We'd heard music from Chane before, so we knew what we were getting: Generally fun and clever songs; the song we'd heard of his prior to that one was a redub of Queen's "We Will Rock You."
But then the video played. And then the universe stopped moving.
Watch the video. It's above. But be warned: It starts with an absolutely brutal clip Chane filmed while he was sitting in the hospital next to his dying father. It was filmed shortly before Chane decided to "pull the plug" on what had become, essentially, a shell of his beloved dad.