In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Young Thug pays tribute to “MLK” on a new song featuring Trouble and Shad Da God.
Over a piano-laden instrumental, Thugger sings about his money wishes while reflecting on Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
“I was havin’ a dream I was whippin’ a Rolls-Royce,” he sings. “And I bought everything that I want / Turned to Martin Luther King overnight.”
Later, he opens up about his fears when discussing police relations. “I pray to God I die up in my sleep,” he sings. “I pray my deaf brother don’t run into the police / ‘Cause you tellin’ him to put his hands up, he can’t hear / Ain’t goin’ for deceased / These rookie police need to get trained, even in they sleep.”
The song was at least in part inspired by Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which was given at the March on Washington in August of 1963. In it, he described a future that he wished to see in this country. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” he said.