Nipsey Hussle Uses Gangsta Rap As An Indictment Of The Court’s Double Standards (Audio)
Nipsey Hussle has announced that he will release an album, Mailbox Money, before year’s end (December 20 to be exact). The California MC sets the project up with “50 Niggaz.”
The song looks at the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin, and compares it to the life sentences of some of his associates for car-jacking or drug sales. The song takes a militant approach, and points the weapons on the kids of those who disagree with the ongoing #BlackLivesMatter protests.
“Wonder why never have faith in the system? / (They) look at young niggas as a waste of existence / And when we do make it, look at how they try to twist it / Become the world champ, and they all enlist us / Get rich off of Rap, and y’all search us for pistols / It’s like it ain’t no respect ’til we burn up the buildings / Could you just accept if we murdered your children?”
Is Nipsey Hussle quickly joining the ranks of Ice Cube, Ice-T, and Boogie Down Productions-era KRS-One?