1.) Most Provocative: Ab-Soul - Christopher DRONEr
"Went and bought some Alexander Wang after I heard 'New Slaves'."
An intense new cut from Ab-Soul named after Christopher Dorner, the dismissed US Reserve and LAPD officer who shot and killed several LAPD officers over a weeklong period in early February. After one of the largest manhunts in LAPD history and a lengthy standoff with police in the San Bernadino mountains, Dorner's charred remains were found in the burned-out cabin he'd taken refuge in. The fire was allegedly set by police.
Not long after, the US started using surveillance drones on American soil.
The track serves as a commentary on the incident and the questions raised by it. Soul calls out the masses for being drone-like and complacent in the face of an invasive, suspect government, and expresses the paranoia brought on by his outspokenness. He also directly addresses Kanye's "New Slaves" theory of racism, defiantly vocalizing his free will and self awareness. He assures listeners he's neither a drone nor a slave, and encourages those still asleep to follow suit, however aggressively.
Out my window all I see is Babylon, grab your gun
You ain't a knight tonight, you won't live to see the mornin' sun
Yellow tape, pistols in your face, hold on, show no weakness
Money, murder, grab your burner, cabins burnin' where it's freezin'
Soulo, yeah I'm the one you heard about
Fuck's gotten into Herbert now? He's so foul there's birds around
Had it my way like it's Burger King
You don't want beef? Put that burger down
Don't go against my coalition, you can kiss my Colin Powell
Guess it's in my heritage, I double-cross snakes and go ape shit
Psychedelic, she left on her heels and I'm chewin' pills, I can't taste shit
My dick look like a spaceship, "Stairway to Heaven" on my playlist
On 9/11 I called 9-1-1 and the voice recording said this:
Bunch of fuckin' drones
Bunch of drones, can't think for your own
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