For fans of rapper Deante' Hitchcock, the weekend proved to be a double feature as the RCA emcee dropped off his "Side N*gga Anthem" track, but while we were busy bumping that he was also making a not-so-quiet appearance across coasts, hopping on Bay Are siren Rebel Rae's "We The People" cut. The track is rooted in dissidence as Rae make classic use of art as opposition with a little help from Hitchcock.
"It’s about the people, and what I’ve witnessed and lived," Rae tells Blavity. "There aren’t enough modern hits on the fight the power playlist. There’s not enough reflecting of the times. I made the song I wanted to hear. It’s for those who want to feel powerful and motivated at the protest, rallies and marches — for when we need a reminder that things aren’t in a perpetual state of stagnation, but rather a state of change. It’s up to us to affect that change and the path in which it forms."
Okay, if I got killed today by police
Fox would use my mugshot
Say I ain't comply and had a record, was a thug
I came from broken home, and inner city, daddy wasn't home
A threat to society, they'll say they had to gun me down