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Single of The Day: Professor Green ft. Emeli Sande – Read All About It
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Single of The Day: Professor Green ft. Emeli Sande – Read All About It 

Professor Green? Mungkin beberapa dari kalian akan merasa kurang familiar dengan rapper bernama asli Stephen Manderson ini. Nah, bagaimana dengan singlenya yang dirilis pada 2010 silam yang merupakan hasil dari berduet dengan Lily Allen yang berjudul “Just Be Good To Green”? Pasti ingatan kalian tentang Professor Green akan kembali lagi! Yup, dia memang terkenal telah bekerja beberapa kali dengan Allen. Kali ini, ia kembali lagi dengan single terbarunya, “Read All About It”, yang berkolaborasi dengan Emeli Sande.

Single yang dirilis pada 21 September 2011 ini sendiri memiliki kisah kelam yang begitu personal bagi Green. Diambil dari album keduanya, At Your Inconvenience, lagu ini bercerita tentang perasaannya terhadap kematian ayah kandungnya yang melakukan bunuh diri. Hubungan Green yang tidak begitu dekat dengan ayahnya diceritakan dengan gamblang di dalam liriknya, dan meskipun begitu, ia tetap mencintai ayahnya sebagaimana adanya. Vokal Emeli Sande, seorang penyanyi asal Skotlandia, juga dirasa sangat pas mengisi bagian chorus dari lagu ini. Nadanya sendiri sangat easy listening dan liriknya pun catchy, yang membuat lagu ini tentu saja sangat cocok untuk dijadikan lead single dari sebuah album.

Disisi lain, banyak kritikus yang menyebut Green sebagai versi Inggris dari rapper terkenal asal Amerika, Eminem, dan membandingkan lagu ini dengan Cleanin’ Out My Closet miliknya. Bagaimanapun juga, jika mengangkat masalah keluarga, tentu saja setiap orang akan memiliki cerita masing-masing yang berbeda. Videonya sendiri berkisah tentang seorang bocah yang terlihat mempunyai hubungan yang tidak begitu baik dengan orangtuanya. Sande dan Green terlihat bernyanyi di sebuah gudang, dan diakhir video, terlihat Green berjalan menghampiri anak kecil tersebut. Walaupun begitu, tidak jelas jika video ini dibuat berdasarkan kisah masa kecilnya.

Overall, lewat kesuksesan single ini, Green jelas telah berhasil membuat banyak penikmat musik di seluruh dunia untuk melirik dan merasa penasaran dengan karya-karyanya selanjutnya.

Lihat videonya.

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(Natya Sekar Arum / CreativeDisc Contributor)

LYRIC
I wanna sing, I wanna shout,
I wanna scream till the words dry out.
So put it in all of the papers, I’m not afraid,
They can read all about it, read all about it, ohhhh.

[Verse 1 – Professor Green]
Nothing to hide
And then smothered
Suffered and cried
Jack made me tougher
To trouble I rise
Above all
Expectations forget rep
Ain’t never
When I wanted to get
Hustle
To be I am
Say I had to cash in all my dad’s debt
I wanted to
Instead I said nothing at all
After all
You were never kin to me
Family is something that you never been to me
In fact
Making it harder for me to see my father
Was the only thing that you ever did for me

I wanna sing, I wanna shout,
I wanna scream till the words dry out.
So put it in all of the papers, I’m not afraid,
They can read all about it, read all about it, ohhhh.

As a kid I looked up to you,
Only thing was I never saw enough of you.
Last thing I said to you was I hated you,
I loved you but now it’s too late to say to you.
Just didnt know what to do and how to deal with it,
Even now deep down I still live it.
I think, I used to blame me,
I wonder what I did to you to make you hate me.
I wasn’t even 5, lifes a journey and mine wasnt an easy ride,
You never even got to see me rap,
I just wish you woulda reached out,
I wish you woulda been round when I been down.
I wish that you could see me now,
Wherever you are I really hope you find peace.
I know that if I ever have kids,
Unlike you i’ll never let them be without me.

I wanna sing, I wanna shout,
I wanna scream till the words dry out.
So put it in all of the papers, I’m not afraid,
They can read all about it, read all about it, ohhhh.

[Verse 2 – Professor Green]
(Dear Dad)
As a kid
I looked up to you
Only thing was
I never saw enough of you
The last thing I said to you was I hated you
I loved you
And now it’s too late to say to you
Just didn’t know what to do
And how to deal with it
Even now
Deep down I still live it
To think
I used to blame me
I wonder what I did to you to make you hate me
I wasn’t even 5
Life’s a journey
And mine wasn’t an easy ride
You never even got to see me rap
I just wish you woulda reached out
I wish you woulda been round
When I been down
I know that you could see me now
Wherever you are
I really hope you found peace
But know that if I ever have kids
Unlike you
I’ll never let them be without me

I wanna sing, I wanna shout,
I wanna scream till the words dry out.
So put it in all of the papers, I’m not afraid,
They can read all about it, read all about it.
I wanna sing, I wanna shout,
I wanna scream till the words dry out.
So put it in all of the papers, I’m not afraid,
They can read all about it, read all about it.
I wanna sing, I wanna shout,
I wanna scream till the words dry out.
So put it in all of the papers, I’m not afraid,
They can read all about it, read all about it.

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