Confidence is a trait; staying true to yourself while staying confident is a challenge. Hip hop is all made of confidence and having the boldness to stand up for what you believe, but remaining genuine might be hard sometimes. Yet it is so important.
Being true to yourself is one of the most recurrent topics in the music of Californian alternative hoip hop group Jurassic 5 - especially in this one, "If you only knew".
The instrumental is easy and full of swing, setting the tone for the mood of the lyrics: "We real people, homie, just like you / We humble but don't mistake us for some corny ass crew / What we do is try to give you what you ain't used to" - as you can see, the perfect balance between genuineness and confidence.
I also love how, over the hip hop beat, there's a piano jazz and a flute caressing your ears just enough so the members can come and spit cold truths in your ear: "You went from nothing to something / But something means nothing if your people's still wanting". Bam.
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About the curator: Ana Clara Ribeiro
Music, art and entertainment have always played a big role in the life of Ana Clara Ribeiro. She grew up in Gurupi (an inland city in Tocantins, the youngest State of Brazil), listening to all kinds of music, reading, writing, watching stuff and connecting them to her personal beliefs and other ideas she read about.
As she became a lawyer and a writer, all the topics to which she is constantly exposed continued to give her insights about life, people and the universe, through the lenses of art.
Nowadays, when she isn’t analyzing lawsuits or producing content about Law, Marketing, Business or Music, she is certainly doing something related to her various personal and professional projects, always to the sound of a playlist as eclectic as her life.