Written by: Dmonet
Every once in a while an artist comes out that has the ability make great music and relate to people while making you seriously analyze the world without sounding too preachy. A gift that rappers like Public Enemy, Tupac and Kanye West all had. Mick Jenkins and Supa BWE have the same characteristics with unique layers of lyricism, an impeccable ear for melody and grit that seeps through their songs.
The concept of this track is so relevant in the wake of growing anger and tension between black and white people and the systematic racism that has plagued this country for hundreds of years. This is the era of consumption and distraction so now a days it rare to hear artists tackle an issue so eloquently.
They drop so many gems on this track, lines that will make you cringe, “Music too loud white man kill a black man”, “All in yo hood with my hoodie on, skittles and tea”, the line “Treat me Caucasian” in itself is such a powerful statement.
The video seems to juxtaposition a white faced Supa with Mick Jenkins who seems to be doing regular activities while being harassed by the cops. It was so funny to me, to see Supa act like your generic white man, but it was hard to laugh in between real videos of people being severely beaten by cops. They showed the Eric Garner, Rodney King, and a woman being punched on the highway videos which are all shocking. I could write about this video for days. It’s a classic that could be used in a college course as an anecdote to describe race relations in this country.
These two are some of the best artists making hip hop in the world right now, point blank period. I can’t even imagine what both artists have in store for us in the future. Stay tuned these guys are the future