The United States is messed up right now. Well, I don’t know if I should say right now or just messed up. As long as I can remember there has been a race issue in this country and nothing is being done about it. Systematic racism is a thing and it’s stupid. Do you know how ignorant it is to discriminate against people because of their skin color? White people steal culture for their own benefit and throw those they steal it from to the side. I feel guilty when I dab or say “it’s lit” because I wonder if I’m enabling and saying it’s ok to steal these things by doing it. There are too many people profiting off of black culture and it’s not going to change until something happens within the system. Adam Reverie recorded this song two years ago and felt today was the proper time to release it.
Rev takes the JXHN SCXTT produced track and points it at those stealing and profiting off of black culture. I’ll let Rev tell you more about it:
“… as I wake up a Black man in America, I realize this country hasn’t cared that it has hurt me nor others like me. A country built off the free labor of Blacks, a country we have literally carried on our backs. A country that chooses to appropriate Black culture yet chooses to shy away from Black issues. See to me it seems everyone wants to be Black until it’s time to actually be Black. You know the discrimination, the racism, the prejudice, the injustice. Well this record is for all the innocent Black lives taken by crooked law enforcement, this record is for the #BlackLivesMatter movement, this record is for everyone who wants to be a “Nigga” without actually being treated like one.”
“Your life will be less than a dog/ask Michael Vick”, Rev rhymes towards the end of the record. If this doesn’t move you, then I’m convinced you have no soul.