Recently, Joe Budden has had his focus on the rap competition, or specifically, his competition with Drake (which seems non-existent on Drake's end). The New York-bred rapper pummeled through bars over AraabMuzik production on his recent Drizzy diss, "Wake," the follow up to his first diss at the OVO leader, "Making a Murderer." While Joe's focus was definitely honed in on Drake, Meek Mill could get some too.
Today he turns his attention to pertinent social issues-- the recent string of police killings that have been highly publicized, reigniting the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The song starts off with a clip of Philando Castile's partner, as she agonizes over his murder, while their toddler tries to comfort her; it's unsettling and tragic to even just hear that part of the clip, but it helps set the tone for the dense content to come. Take a close listen.
Philando Castile told em he had a weapons' permit
Was murdered moments after without a complexion permit
That's blood shed with a daughter in the car
I'm only upset for our sons and daughters tomorrow
How many cities we gotta march through?
Signs we gotta hold up, or are they tryna provoke us?
Cause when them Nines load up, and land mines blow up
And the crime don't slow up, they'll chime in and say they told us
Or is it only a crime when done by poor us?
Food for thought, my mind don't run on cold cuts