Memoirs of a Gaijin Playlist

“Express Yourself” by N.W.A.

In keeping with this week’s theme of self-expression and poetry, and in light of using this song in my lesson, “Express Yourself” is the most fitting choice for this week’s song. Though not only for it’s lyrical content.

As a lover of speaking fast and furious and, accordingly, hip hop, I love the flow of this song. Dr. Dre’s perfect pronunciation and rhythmic recitations of his lyrics create a nice groove to coincide with the funky soul sample that provides the base for the song’s wonderful beat which keeps up the momentum at a rapid pace. And the lyricism reaches a degree that I personally believe is the apex of the album’s songs.

With its themes of aggressively unapologetic self-acceptance and self-expression, I always feel rejuvenated by this song, and completely ready to express myself.

If you would like to listen to this song or any of the other prior Songs of the Week, check out the Spotify Playlist linked above!

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