Jermaine Dupri along with fellow ATLien Ludacris dropped a video for the dope classic “Welcome 2 Atlanta.” The video displays an attraction that makes you immediately want to book a flight straight to the “A.” Though the title has similarities It’s the complete opposite in Spice 1’s “Welcome to the Ghetto.”
What confuses me about a lot of current rap artists is the fact that they claimed they’re from the ghetto or the hood but they’re lyrics only touch on one dimension. All you hear about is cars, women, clubs, etc. but what about the poverty, drugs, and guns violence? How can you cry for help to higher authorities when you glorifying your conditions??
Spice 1 was not very lyrical nor did he have the punch lines that would make say “ooh wee” but yet he was able to give a vision 3 blind mice could see. “Welcome to the Ghetto” was an updated version of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues,” the sample used in this song. I think the Prince of Motown would have “approved that message.”
Spice1’s “Welcome to the Ghetto” is the Old School Video of the Week. A Marvin Gaye type of classic.
via – HipHopAlbumDebate