Ghetto Mindstate (Explicit, Single)
by Lil' Flip
Released: Jan 2007
Label: Asylum/Warner Bros.
Flip declares this "motivational music," but "Ghetto Mindstate" is more defeatist than inspirational. The H-Town rapper recounts growing up without a father, spending his adolescence dealing drugs and navigating the shark-infested waters of rap. "The hood is a crock pot," he bemoans, sadly adding, "Around my way, ain't nobody watching Matlock." Lyfe Jennings, the world's most morose R&B singer (sorry, Akon) pops in for added pathos.