Due to these trying times, there have been several artists releasing music dedicated to the police brutality that has once again risen. Meek Mill has released his single ‘Otherside of America’, to address the issues at hand.
Mill’s ‘Otherside of America’ starts off with a sample of many of the racist things that Donald Trump has said over the years. “What do you have to lose? You’re living in poverty,” Trump says at the start of the track. “Your schools are no good, you have no jobs. 58 Percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?”
This is a track that needs to be heard, many of Trump supporters do not pay attention to what our current president actually says. “Reporting live from the other side / Same corner where my brothers died,” Meek raps on the song. “I always dreamed to be on CNN to be able to express myself and speak for the voiceless young men of America,” Meek states. “The first step I would say: I grew up in America in a ruthless neighborhood where we are not protected by police, we grew up in ruthless environments, we grew up around murder, you see murder, you see seven people die a week, I think you would probably carry a gun yourself. Would you?” Listen to the track below.