I'm not reminded of anything too personal when I hear this track. However, I am able to paint a very vivid picture due to it's lyrics and the fact that I actually know the rapper. Tokyo Dee and I both attended St. John's University in Jamaica, Queens. He's one of a few friends that I haven't seen in a while, so it was great to meet up with him again via SUGA [my ipod]. As I was cleaning my room last night, SUGA shuffled tracks with hopes of getting me into the groove. & after about 6 jams in, "Hip Hop Saved My Life" started blaring through my speakers. I have a few faves from his mixtape The Rise of Tokyo Dee Vol. 1 but I think this one trumps them all.