Chance The Rapper: The Heart and The Tounge
The Heart and The Tounge is basically a song that reveals the harsh reality of Politic world today. Even though that this song was released early this year. But, the message stays relevant and universal, not just in the States but also around the world.
It might sound subjective, but The Heart and The Tongue is not your average hip-hop song per se. Why? simple, the lyrics that are present in this song are a reflection of what politics today looks like.
THE REALITY OF TODAY’S POLITICS
It is evident that the reality of the political world that we faced today is more heinous than 5–10 years ago. How politicians would easily mix up religion and politics to gain voters or simply to divide families and relatives with ideologies
As someone who lives in a country where religion is holding a crucial part of politics. This piece of lyrics is evidently true, many politicians who run for parliament offices use the power of clerics to spread their political agenda. Whether twisting or paraphrasing the context of the Bible or influencing their follower to not trust the opponent.
This analogy also fits perfectly with this part of the lyrics
The mind is quite elitist, that’s why they like choir preachers
They buy our leaders easier than I can buy a feature
THE HEART AND TONGUE AS A SOUND
The despair, pain that Chance tried to put in this song is written perfectly, with some references are taking from classical literature to current pop culture. From the literature of ancient Greek to 80’s pop culture, he managed to fit it to his rhyme without removing the messages he want to convey to his listeners.
The song itself is very simple with clean beats, with a bit of elegance of the piano, making this song is simply a nice and balanced rap song without all the glitz and overload EDM sounds.
This record is one of the reasons why Chance the Rapper is such a genius. He’s not only creating a hip-hop song, he creates a stigma that rap song doesn't have to be about sex, drugs, money, but also it’s a platform to convey our thoughts on politics and be the voice for the helpless.