Perhaps she is referring to how loosely some rappers use derogatory words toward females and abrasively illustrate woman as only body parts and bed candy. Perhaps as an African-American woman who has fought her way through many male egos and defeated the testosterone-
Specific rappers thrive and bank on these degrading lyrics, while other rappers stick to songs with more – uh, shall we say – class and integrity. And perhaps that is precisely why the notoriously explicit rappers find themselves being left off her guest list, while only a handful of emcees are invited to have a seat on her infamous leather couch. Perhaps there is a method to this madness, or maybe as powerful as she is (And when we say powerful, we mean in the history of civilization)
Such may be the case with rapper/producer/
"Oprah I'm tryin' to do something good" starts out this song about Sterlen Robert's personal journey and his admiration for Oprah, with his heartfelt and respectful lyrics that will impact a generation caught up in a digital world where anything explicit can be accessed with one click of a mouse. In true Sterlen Robert's style, the song is a combination of hip-hop and gospel influence. Sterlen's father, who is a Grammy-nominated gospel writer and producer, allowed him to sample one of his songs called "Wait," a critically-acclaimed and popular gospel song. "Runnin'," Sterlen says, "Is just about all of us rappers and actors and singers, we're running and we feel like it's kinda dangerous, we might lose a lot of our credibility with fully giving our life to God because we'd have to stop a lot of the things that we do, or we may not, you know, but it's just asking God 'If I do this, can I rely on You to keep it moving with me?' Which we all know we can."
The music video is set to be filmed in Sterlen's hometown East Oakland, California and will be launched exclusively on www.myspace.com/
MTL Records, Sterlen's label, is releasing the highly-anticipated single "Runnin'" as a free download for a limited-time only, exclusively on www.mtlrecords.com.
MTL Records CEO, Todd DiMartino says, "We decided to donate this song because I understand the vision and artistic expression that Sterlen [Roberts] is trying to share with the world."
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