“When I date back I recall a man off the family tree
My right hand Poppa Doc I see
Took me from a boy to a man so I always had a father
When my biological didn’t bother”
Referenced on tracks by numerous greats from De La Soul to Nas, Mos Def to Kanye, T.R.O.Y. is notorious in the world of hip-hop. Over a beautiful saxophone riff and a smooth jazz baseline, CL Smooth unravels memories of a fractured but ultimately wholesome upbringing. CL explains how he never knew his father, but his uncle stepped in and ensured he had a positive male role model in his life. Ultimately Pete Rock and CL Smooth paint a colorful celebration of family unity, both literally and metaphorically. No matter what is going down in your family life, stick close and make sure there is love in your living room.