Not even 24 hours after an unarmed Alton Sterling was shot to death in Baton Rouge, news broke that another police-involved
shooting murder had just occurred in Falcon Heights, MN.
This time, it was 32-year-old Philander Castile, who was shot four times at close range (with his girlfriend in the driver seat and his his four-year old daughter in the back) after being pulled over for
a busted taillight driving while black.
Tragedies like this are happening at a beyond-alarming rate, and the scariest thing is that there’s no real end in sight.
I’ll tell you why this shit is so stressful
Because we’ve been going through it since we came to America on a vessel
Pick up a social studies book, every time that they mention us
They was either enslaving us, trading us or was lynching us
So what’s the big difference?
Whether it’s a rope or a scope, the objective is to go out and hit ni**as
Speaking this from the heart, I’ve been doing the knowledge
And seeing that slavery was never truly abolished.
Produced by Q-Tip, the timely record will live on Term’s upcoming album, More Politics, dropping later this year — with production from Just Blaze, Nottz, Hi-Tek, Statik Selektah, and more.
Take a listen below.
I’ve also included the Pete Rock-produced “We Killin’ Ourselves” from Politics As Usual, as well.