Over the last 48 hours, we’ve seen two black men killed by police on social media in real time. And while the events didn’t directly inspire Slim Thug newest song, “IDKY,” they unfortunately relate all the same.
Revolving around the slaying and plight of blacks from both the police and his community, his internal pain takes the forefront as he raps “yeah, the streets fucked, I know it’s rough, but fuck giving up.” He left a note on SoundCloud on why he dropped the song now:
“I remember thinking in the last few weeks this song might be too late cause it’s been a minute since the last one, and look here we go again twice in less than 24hrs … #BlackLivesMatter.”
“IDKY” will land on Thug’s Hogg Life 4: American King mixtape, out August 4. Listen below.