Z-Ro and Mike Dean go way back; both have been staples of the Texas hip hop scene since the 1990s. Z-Ro was in NYC yesterday, and stopped by Mike Dean’s studio where the two put together “No Justice No Peace” “while watching today’s events unfold on the news,” according to Mike Dean’s Soundcloud.
Ominous keys dance behind a mid-tempo beat and simmer snares as the Houston emcee raps to explain why black people don’t trust the cops, touching on past indifference up to the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. It’s a shame it took such terrible circumstances to get these two back in the studio together.
You just told me to reach for my wallet
so I reached for my wallet, now I'm dead
we ain't going to the J. Edgar Hoover building
muthafucka but we finna go fed
they kill us for sport, just like they hunting
fuck, it feel like black life ain't nothing
swear to god I'm so sick of this shit, Imma protect me and my people
you must be a fool if you think I ain't dumping