Classified – Young Soul [TFT]

Classified will go down as one of the most underappreciated and underrated rappers of all time, but through it all he’s cemented his legacy as one of hip-hop’s true unsung heroes. The Nova Scotian always comes through with songs tackling various eye-opening, real life topics and today’s Tune For Today is just that.

Young Soul (off 2011’s Handshakes and Middle Fingers) is a track where Class delves into his mind and shares some harsh realities with listeners, using his own experiences as examples of both the hardships and triumphs of life. When he says, “I’m smarter, I’m sharper, I’m confident and patient / I’m more at peace and comfortable with my identity / A lot of shit I went through as a kid can stay a memory,” it becomes clear that when things seem bleak, there’s usually something good on the horizon.