Beeda Weeda – Baserock Babies

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One of the better songs of 2008 seems to have vanished without a trace — Baserock Babies by Oakland’s Beeda Weeda. Like The Roots and How I Got Over, they don’t bother to sugarcoat the reality of urban life for people of color.  Sure, the song is funny in a grim kind of way but it’s also subtley disturbing. Ferguson was years away, but under the surface, all the ingredients were there.