“Young, Gifted & Black” was first coined by the late, great Nina Simone back in 1970. Since then, the term has been used from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Bob And Marcia, Big Daddy Kane and even JAY-Z. Needless to say, those four words have been a powerful statement for decades.
Torae is revitalizing the term for 2017 in “YGB,” with some help from Nick Grant and TOY!!!. With producer Praise flipping the same Albert King sample found in Big Daddy Kane and JAY-Z’s takes, the fist-raising jam can be heard below.