Tee Grizzley voices his thoughts on police brutality with some new bars, standing up for George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery.
Following a large-scale tragedy, a new wave of art tends to follow. For many rappers, the fight against police brutality has been an ongoing reality, one that has plagued the likes of Meek Mill, DaBaby, Tee Grizzley, and countless others. As George Floyd’s memory continues to inspire the nation to rise up in protest, Grizzley has taken a moment to put his thoughts on paper.
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Previewing an acapella verse from a song that appears to be in the works, Grizzely wasted little time in setting the tone. “You ever seen the police kill somebody that’s your color?” he asks. “In uniform, they ain’t even dressed as undercovers / that shit make me want to hit my girl with a rubber, scared to bring a child into this world where don’t nobody love us / Kaepernick took a knee, he was standing his ground / George Floyd took a knee, he was getting pinned down.”
Grizzely continues, his words resonating. “Ahmaud went on a jog, he was minding his business, they chased him down trying to gun him down on a street full of witnesses / this shit gotta stop.” It’s unclear whether he’ll be putting these words to an instrumental, but it should be noted that we’re still waiting for the release of The Smartest, an album that has already seen singles like “Payroll.” Show some support to the Detroit rapper for holding it down with some powerful words, a reminder that the fight continues.