Alibi Rankz: 6 Songs to Say "I'm Sorry"
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -- lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good -- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week's Rapper: Alibi Rankz
This Week's Prompt: Surely you've heard about the Drake/Chris Brown tomfoolery, right? Well, they're trying to make up. So, the question then: Which are the six best I'm Sorry rap songs to play for someone?
Alibi: This is a lot harder than it came off to be. I dont know a lot of "I apologize to you" rap songs -- or I refuse to listen to them -- so I picked what I could.
2. Kanye West, "Apologize"
Now with the woman in mind, "Apologize" could be a good way to say I'm sorry for me being myself. Hopefully she rolls with it.
3. Outkast, "Ms. Jackson"
This classic joint is one I can relate with more than you know. This is the official "Baby Daddy Anthem"; sorry if I offend anyone [laughs]. This is really off-topic.
4. Eminem, "Cleaning Out My Closet"
Intense lyrics, this is one of my favorites. Not because of the bashing to his mom (I love my mom), but of the chorus. I guess it's a form of apologizing, depending on how you see it. I don't apologize much [laughs].