New Black

B.o.B gets deep on "New Black."

BYPatrick Lyons
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The past week and a half or so have seen a whole new wave of conversations about race in America, dredged up by the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri following Michael Brown being gunned down by a policeman. We've heard responses in the form of tracks by J. Cole and G-Unit, and now B.o.B throws his hat into the ring with "New Black."

Unlike the aforementioned J. Cole and G-Unit tracks, "New Black" takes a wider angle to all of this, questioning what it means to be "black" in our current day and age. Bobby Ray's never been one to oversimplify things, and it doesn't look like he's trying to change that reputation any time soon.

Quotable Lyrics:

So who draws the first straw?
Everybody hurt, who calls the first guard?
'Cause soon as you see niggas fightin'
You be the first motherfucker wanna yell out 'Worldstar!'

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<b>Feature Writer</b> Ever since he borrowed a copy of "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" from his local library, Patrick's love affair with hip-hop has been on an extended honeymoon phase. He now contributes features to HNHH, hoping to share his knowledge and passion with this site's broad audience. <strong>Favorite Hip Hop Artists:</strong> André 3000, Danny Brown, Kanye, Weezy, Gucci Mane, Action Bronson, MF DOOM, Ghostface Killah <strong>Favorite Producers:</strong> Lex Luger, Kanye (again), RZA, Young Chop, Madlib, J Dilla, Hudson Mohawke