In the wake of the police brutality demonstrations sweeping the nation and how it reminds us of the horrific injustices of apartheid in South Africa, multi-platinum rapper Nasty C and the multi-hyphenate Tip “T.I.” Harris team up for their first-ever collaboration – “They Don’t” – a powerful track sharing their perspectives on racial injustices around the world. The track, released via Def Jam/Grand Hustle/Def Jam Africa, is produced by Gemini Major.
On “They Don’t”, Nasty C provides a striking and emotional view with his lyrics and later in the track, provides an encouraging message to all.
“I can only imagine the pain and the grief/from the innocent mothers with all the shit they had to see/ when you lose the ones you love to the f*ckin’ police/it cut’s deep. But everything will be alright soon/I just want to let you know, ain’t nothin’ like you.”
T.I. shares his thoughts on systemic police brutality with the poignant lyrics:
“Guess they’d rather see us all in civil unrest/Than to go and make some f*ckin arrests. How you supposed to serve and protect/with your knee on my neck?”
Listen to the track below and let us know what you think: