Dreezy, 6lack, & Kodak Black have a message for the White House.
No matter how you feel about Donald Trump, you can’t deny that certainly fuels productivity in the hip-hop community. While his antics may upset legions, many rappers have expressed their frustration on wax, and much dope music has emerged as a result. Eminem recently aired out the POTUS in a scathing BET freestyle, which simultaneously drew praise and critique from some members of the hip-hop community. Now, Dreezy, 6lack, and Kodak Black have united to deliver the politically conscious banger “Spar,” which finds each rapper reflecting on the current state of Trump’s America. And while Eminem’s words resonated through stature and ferocity, the message holds a different meaning when delivered by three young black artists.
Over a low-key, synth driven instrumental, 6lack kicks things off with a pensive reflection, in which he spits bars about his worries and ambitions: “I got a daughter to raise, one day she gon’ be a queen, I’m tryin’ to get shit together so she can have anything,” raps 6lack, before sliding into the track’s chorus. “And if I go to DC, I’m tryin’ to spar with Trump, I ain’t a politician, just can’t ignore the stuff.”
Dreezy holds down the track’s standout second verse, and the young Chicago emcee goes in with an up-tempo flow: “cops wanna blast fore’ they see ID, might do the race for a n***a catch me,” spits Dreezy, reflecting on the state of race relations and preconceived societal notions. “Can’t say we representin’ when half the office white supremacists, this can’t be land of the free if Neil and Mike cost your positions.”
Kodak Black finishes up the track with his most politically conscious record to date, and the controversial Floridian repeatedly refers to himself as Kunta Kinte. While his verse doesn’t live up to Dreezy’s precedent, Kodak does raise an interesting observation about how he can’t legally buy a drink, but can somehow be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in jail.
Peep “Spar” now, which manages to be politically conscious without coming off as preachy.