Talib Kweli has always chose the music he made as a platform to introduce his fanbase and further to social issues that many may not be familiar with. After hearing about the case of Bresha Meadows, a 14-year-old girl who shot and killed her abusive father in 2016, Talib began to do more research behind Meadows and her family which ultimately led to the creation of this song "She's My Hero." Kweli uses the song as a reflection of not just Bresha Meadows but ultimately, for children who are living in abusive households.
In the description in the song's Soundcloud page, Kweli writes "What struck me about this case was Bresha’s age. I express myself lyrically, so a lyric popped in my head while thinking about it - 'Do you kill yourself or kill the monster thats making you suicidal, decisions to heavy for the mind of a child.'"
Over the production of Oh No, breaks down the song in two parts essentially. The first verse gives a pretty detailed depiction of Bresha's scenario where as the second verse addresses the system at large. It's a powerful song that was inspired from his perspective as a father. In the description box of the song he also says "The first thing that struck me about Bresha was how much she physically reminded me of my own daughter. I had a similar experience when George Zimmerman killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin, who reminded me of my son. I instantly felt drawn to these children and I felt compelled to dive deeper into their lives."
Talib Kweli maintains his position as one of the best emcee's alive and his ability to hone other people's perspectives and put it in a verse. "She's My Hero" is a prime example of him using his platform to continuously bring awareness to social issues.
They say karma is a bitch
And when you take a life
You pay the price
We shootin' in these moments
To confuse your violence with a way of life