Papoose Gives a Track-By-Track Breakdown of “The Nacirema Dream”


“Mother Ghetto”

“Basically, I’m a big fan of poetry, so that’s why you hear that type of stuff in my music. ‘Mother Ghetto,’ how can I explain it? It’s basically taking pride in where you’re from. Even though the ghetto is the ghetto and it’s hard for us in the ghetto, and we might go through some times, some trials and tribulations, but if it wasn’t for the place we come from, we wouldn’t be who we are. No matter how hard that environment was, it contributed to our personalities. You take the good out of it.

“It’s basically just taking pride in where you’re from, no matter where it is, whether it’s in the worst part of Africa or the worst part of London, you know what I’m saying? Regardless of what, you can’t forget where you came from ’cause you never know where you’re going. I’m from Brooklyn, and if you never been to Brooklyn, ‘Mother Ghetto’ will give you an inside look from my point of view, from Papoose’s point of view—what it looks like being a teenager, getting up in the morning and walking outside my door.

“So if you’ve never been to Brooklyn, you get an inside look. And if you from Brooklyn, you’ll be proud to be from there when you hear that track. Take pride in where you from. It don’t have to necessarily be Brooklyn. I’m representing Brooklyn. But it’s telling everybody else: wherever you’re from, don’t be ashamed of that. People hide their backgrounds. Be proud of where you’re from. That’s what that track is about.”

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  • i like his old songs atleast

  • Inquiring2mind

    I’m just waitin on the review

  • GONZ

    I am not about to get excited about this, I mean this album was supposed to come out when I was a freshman in High School. I’m about to graduate College now. Waiting so long for ‘Detox’ is one thing, because Dr. Dre’s stature is at solid high and anything he touches, will turn into damn near gold. I just dont think Papoose has that same garuntee. as an M.C, yes, but as a songwriter, I dont know. Then again im not the biggest fan, Havent really followed up with his catalogue. Nothing is worse than when an artist talks up their album and when the album drops, It’s not as successful or as good as they made it seem. I think the music genre itself needs a lot more honesty. Music artist’s know if they put their full potential or beyond their full potential into a project. I dont think Music artists should say every project is their best project, Just be real, People/fans will respect the artist more if anything.

  • Diamond Rattler

    Can’t wait to hear this. Been waiting since high school.


    Biggest problem is having That manager that he mentions (Ian)…. check his history cuz, he’s screwed everything he ever laid his hands on, and count yo money (then check Ian’s pockets). Don’t know how artsists are still falling for his shit…. Good luck with him!