Po' Folks

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"Po' Folks"
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Single by Nappy Roots
from the album Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz
Released July 10, 2002
Format CD single
Recorded 2001
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 4:15
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Nappy Roots
Producer(s) TrackBoyz
Nappy Roots singles chronology
"Po' Folks"
"Headz Up"

"Po' Folks" (featuring Anthony Hamilton) is the three time grammy-nominated second hit single by the Kentucky rap group Nappy Roots. The beat was produced by Trackboyz. The song's signature concept, verse, and chorus was written by R. Prophet, a prolific member of Nappy Roots. Discussing the meaning of "Po' Folks," Prophet told MTV.com that the lyrics did not only speak of being poor as an economic issue. "It's a state of mind. It's not so bad being poor when you've got your family and God in your life and you have different values that, when it comes down to it, matter. A lot of other things really don't matter when God is knocking at your door." Po' Folks was released in 2002 and taken from Nappy Roots's debut album, Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz. It peaked at number 21 in the U.S. and features vocals by Anthony Hamilton who sung the soulful hook.

Anthony Hamilton's performance, as well as the success of the song, is credited for launching Anthony Hamilton's career in mainstream music .[1][2]


The official remix is called, "Po' Folks (Collipark Remix)", and features the Ying Yang Twins. It was produced by Mr. Collipark.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart [3] Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 21
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 13
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 10

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