Written by: Jason Young (@jasonyoung1804)
The youth unite! Chicago’s #1 lady artist, Dreezy teams up with her young counterparts, 6LACK & Kodak Black, to create a politically/socially conscious single; refusing to turn a blind eye to reality - which goes against the grain for the average artist. The depth of this song is truly remarkable.
6LACK starts off the single with the hook by addressing the conditions on Black America; turning himself into a personification of our community. He starts off talking about how we put value on our words (“my word is bond as fuck”), what the system of white supremacy puts the community through (“my life is hard as fuck”), all the way to the inevitable of having to “spar”with Trump. The empowerment his verse promotes is a positive representation of the direction we should head, in considering values we uphold.
Dreezy continues the personification theme in the 2nd verse, bringing up negative prejudices (“If i tell people where i’m from, they might think i got a gun”) & also mentioning a practice we should adapt, which is ‘economic protesting’, instead of traditional methods (“I took my feelings out this shit and put my trust in my funds”). She then points out the hypocrisy of our government in executing our constitution. There’s no real free speech for us (“This can’t be land of the free, if kneeling might cause you your position”), referring to Colin Kaepernick & Jemele Hill. Ending the verse by planting the seed for Kodak Black’s, weather control conspiracy theories.
“Ain’t old enough to hit the club & fill my cup with rum, but i can go die in the Army going to war for them.
“Ain’t old enough for marijuana cigars to spark my blunt, but old enough to spend my life behind bars - that dumb.” - Kodak Black