T.I. takes a stand.
After protesting in Atlanta following the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Tip releases a Mars and Mike & Keys-produced song very much inspired by those cases.
“We sick of the garbage you kickin’ and teachin’,” he raps. “And lynchin’ us / Lockin’ us up for no reason, they killin’ us / No consequences, convictions, you serious?”
Elsewhere on the track, Tip takes on mainstream media and the drug trade. “Lyin’ about what you show in the media,” he raps. “Assassinate all the leaders who leadin’ us / Leave us with ones who misleadin’ us / Then go reward all the ones who mistreat us / And leave us in projects and give us these poisonous products / On top of narcotics to push to our sisters and brothers.”
There’s more where this came from. Tip also revealed that he’s working on an EP. “Just some words I had on my heart to share,” he said. “Entire EP soon to come!!! #USorELSE #WeWillNot.”
Listen to T.I.’s powerful words below (via Complex).