Turnabout is truthful play, proper? Meek Mill simply dropped ‘Otherside Of America,’ a brand new music that turns Donald Trump’s personal ignorant phrases towards him!
Gil Scott-Heron mentioned the revolution won’t be televised. Whether or not or not that is still true in 2020, one factor is certain: the rebellion occurring proper now has one hell of a soundtrack, due to Meek Mill. The rapper dropped a shock monitor, “Otherside of America,” on June 5, which kicks off with none aside from Donald Trump. “What do it’s important to lose?” says the voice of the President of the US. It’s a quote taken from a 2016 rally when then-candidate Trump was courting the black vote. “You’re dwelling in poverty. Your colleges aren’t any good. You haven’t any jobs. 58% of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do it’s important to lose?”
Enter Meek. “Reporting dwell from the opposite aspect / Identical nook the place my brothers died / Livin’ like we ain’t bought care / Advised my mama I ain’t dying right here / 40 on me I ain’t shopping for beer / Ain’t have a will, now I’m flying Lear / Bunch of felons on the jet with me / Make a film prefer it’s Con Air / Began off within the basement / Now it’s rooftops and LeBron there.”
Whereas at first look, this could be perceived as one other “began from the underside, labored my strategy to the highest” songs, the timing (and single artwork) tells a distinct story. For the previous week, tens of millions have protested the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade by the hands of police. Meek seemingly has turned Trump’s “what have you ever bought to lose” feedback round, saying that what they (aka the black group) need to “lose” by protesting is 400 years of racial oppression.
“We was starvin’ for a thousand nights / Livin’ like we tryin’ to die tonight,” raps Meek. “OGs mentioned, “you f-ckin’ the block up’ / I used to be mad I used to be tryna battle / N**** we hungry / Mama at work, daddy he lifeless / N**** we lonely / Abdomen growlin’ like an AMG goin’ to mattress / We hungry / Uzi on me, all my pals are lifeless / N**** we lonely / Reporting dwell from the opposite aspect of America.”
This isn’t the primary time that Meek Mill has gotten political. In 2017, the rapper was famously sentenced to two-to-four years in state jail for violating his probation by using a mud bike in New York (and for his position in an alleged scuffle within the St. Louis airport.) This stemmed from a 2007 arrest over drug dealing and gun possession. Initially sentenced to 5 years of probation, the presiding decide continued to increase the interval following minor violations.
An enormous marketing campaign to #FreeMeek adopted, and after 5 months of incarceration, he was granted bail and freed in April 2018. A re-trial adopted, the place he pleaded responsible to a misdemeanor firearm cost. Prosecutors then dismissed all expenses towards him. Since leaving jail, Meek has used his voice to demand jail and felony justice reform.
That is additionally not the primary time he shaded Donald Trump. Meek reportedly bailed on assembly with the president after he bought out of jail. Meek’s determination to ditch Donald supposedly got here after Jay-Z, who was on the forefront of the #FreeMeek motion, warned Mill to not.