While communities across the country are still trying to process the series of tragedies that have taken place over the last 48 hours, more and more artists are expressing their frustration and voicing their opinions the best way they know how — through music.
JAY Z even surfaced with the introspective “Spiritual,” his first solo effort in years.
Now, it’s Boogie‘s turn.
One listen to either of the Cali-bred emcee’s past projects (Thirst 48 x The Reach) or a scroll through his social media accounts, it’s apparent his son, Darius, is the most important thing in his life.
A father before anything, Boogie shares the pain and fear he feels about police brutality and the affect it could have on his child.
Damn, and I’m just hoping they arrest me/
That’s better than getting shot and forgot about the next week/
Ain’t try’na be no hashtag/
Calling out his counterparts for not taking action, Boogie acknowledges he’s a “Hypocrite” for not being more involved with a solution himself.
The shit that really got me hot is how you ni**as make these songs about killers just for profit
Stop it, I don’t even want to get asked ’bout it
It’s hard enough for me to rap ’bout it
Without me thinking I’m a hypocrite, I should be out here in this shit
Not trying to make a track ’bout it
Mmm, woah, that’s why I feel like I ain’t shit
Birthed from “frustration and fear for [his] kid,” the Keyel-produced “Hypocrite” can be heard below.
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