Fueled by the murder of numerous young, Black men at the hands of those who have sworn to “protect and serve us” and the subsequent acquittal of those responsible, Queens spitter Bryant Dope decided to pen a song expressing his “Rage” following a much-needed conversation amongst friends.
“I wrote this song shortly after digesting the ruling in the Akai Gurley case. The song was a byproduct of a conversation I was having with a few of my friends. We realized that we were all angry and fed up with the justice system in this country. We were tired of people never receiving justice and murderers being set free. We were tired of knowing that our lives did not matter. I wanted this song to show exactly how we felt in the moment. I wanted this song to reflect the hopelessness and rage we all felt by constantly seeing injustice in this country. This song is an expression of the youth in this country.