The 2022-2023 Modern Soulful Music Awards have been opened. We know that a lot of you are here to strictly find your next favorite artist and song, so if you want to get right into the music, check it out below here!
“Heartbroke” is a vivid portrayal of the emotional turmoil that often accompanies traumatic experiences. Ridge Long’s powerful and heart-rending lyrics tackle various topics, such as mental health, addiction, romance, economic inequality, and criminal justice, all delivered over a haunting, soulful melody that immediately draws you in.
In an era where mainstream hip hop is dominated by themes of materialism and excess, Ridge Long’s “Heartbroke” stands out as a much-needed breath of fresh air. The song paints a raw, authentic, and painfully honest picture of the world we live in, and speaks to people who may be struggling to make ends meet, dealing with mental health issues, or facing addiction on a daily basis.
Spitting lines like “I wish all my brothers were free. Got too many counting on me!” “Heartbroke” is a celebration of the struggle and the resilient spirit of the oppressed, and serves as a rallying cry for change. He comes from a troubled past, single mother household, father in and out of prison on heroin, in and out of juvenile detention himself, struggling with addiction, and then later on becoming a two-time felon as an adult.
Through music, we can express the pain and struggles that we all face on a daily basis. The aim of ‘Heartbroke’ feels like creating a moment of reflection and solidarity for those who are struggling. This is a song for everyone who has felt overlooked, discriminated against, or silenced – to be heard, to be seen, and to have someone speak your story.
With powerful lyrics, soulful melodies, and an unwavering commitment to overcoming, Ridge Long is poised to become a guiding light for conscious hip-hop.
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