In my opinion Slug is one of the greatest hip-hop lyricists of all time (in my top 3). When it comes to a song like GodLovesUgly, he essentially spills his heart and soul into the song and makes it rhyme. He paints his full-bodied emotions and ideas with beautifully structured rhyme schemes that often read like poetry. GodLovesUgly is my favorite song off of his 2002 album God Loves Ugly.
“Talking to my shadow, he advised me not to worry. Said, I should plant my tree and let it rise out of the fury. So give me some light, a little love, and some liquid. I’mma creep through the night and put a plug in the spigot. And when the water grows, and the dam starts to overflow, I’ll float on top the flood holdin’ on to my ugly.”
My Song Rating: 9.9 out of 10
“Talking to my shadow, he advised me not to worry. Said, I should plant my tree and let it rise out of the fury.”