don't you tell me how i feel.

Flashback Friday: Mind Playing Tricks On Me by Steele
October 29, 2010, 2:06 pm
Filed under: angsty boy alert, flashback friday, Shit I Like, videoz

As a kid, the creepy Halloween segment of this video was the reason I liked it. Later, I realized this was probably one of the first songs to address the psychological consequences of thug life: feeling alienated at church, pushing away the ones you love, guilt, chronic nosebleeds, hallucinations, paranoia, suicidal thoughts, and flipping the table after your mama expresses a completely legitimate concern about your way of life.

In a post-Wire world, it may seem obvious that those who live by the sword are likely to suffer from PTSD. But this was 1991, when gangstas were gangstas, and didn’t often talk about how they lived their lives in fear.


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