Wasiu – Stereotype (prod. Nez & Rio)

blame it on Shake February 20, 2015

Following his DopeHouse debut with the Kaytranada-produced “Physical” last week, Montreal’s Wasiu is back on our pages with a thought-provoking banger. Teaming up with Chicago production duo Nez & Rio, for “Stereotype.”

“This song specifically addresses how not much has changed when it comes to the perception of black people over the last couple of centuries. I wanted to show how something as simple as a negative stereotype could fester and grow into full blown discrimination. The song is demonstrating how harmful an idea can be. How all it takes is a little bit of propaganda for an idea to be detrimental to a an entire ethnicity. I started writing this song over the summer of 2014 when the situations in ferguson and New York were happening. The police shootings, protests and grand jury decisions caused me to focus on how these stereotypes may affect the mindset of police officers. How it causes bias in them. The cover art for the song depicts the overall picture perfectly. It shows us how even if a black guy graduates from high school or college, he’s still just a big lipped black nigger thug in a cap and gown.” – Wasiu

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