Singled Out: "I Wanted [To Talk] About A Man Being With A Woman Who Ain't Good For Him"

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011 12:20AM

Written by J. Bachelor for Nappy Roots

[SOHH highlights a single each week and offers a unique look at the song. After ATL's Nitti Beatz tells us why the neighborhood is in need of a block party, alternative rap group Nappy Roots opens up about the real life inspirations behind "Hey Love."]

Fish Scale:"Hey Love" is our first official single. I just think its the kinda song Nappy Roots has never done [before]. Its kinda geared towards the women, but at the same time its from a man tellin' his story about a relationship that didn't really work.

Just like everybody else, we go through [things] with our women ... you know, but for me, I just kinda wanted to [talk about] a man being in a relationship with a good woman, who ain't necessarily good for him.

Ron Clutch: It's a love/hate scenario. People being in a relationship for the wrong reasons ... tryin' to make it work, forcin' it to work and eventually realizin' that it's not gonna work, you know?

I didn't have a verse on this song, regardless if you're on the track or not, there are different ways you can participate in the construction of the song. You still wanna be there, and be a part of creating a good atmosphere.

Big V: My verse was really based on a true story: I had just got out of a 15-year relationship. Creating life, trying to sustain a strong parenthood amidst the struggle ... with that long of a time [together], no matter what, they're a part of you. I went through every bar step-by-step with my life.

Nappy Roots is an award-winning alternative rap group based out of Kentucky. There first album, "Chicken, Watermelon and Gritz" was the best-selling album of 2002 and their latest, "Nappy Dot Org" is set to be released on Oct. 11.

Check out their latest single, "Hey Love" below:


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