Meek Mill is speaking to the people, through music.
While the hundreds of thousands of people are protesting police brutality and systemic racism around the world, Meek Mill is providing the soundtrack.
The song, Otherside of America, sends a very strong and powerful message. The single starts off with a sample of one of Donald Trump’s comments, “What do you have to lose? You’re living in poverty,” Trump’s words open the track. “Your schools are no good, you have no jobs. 58 Percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?”
Meek raps the harsh realities of growing up Black in America,”Reporting live from the other side / Same corner where my brothers died,” he raps. “Still fighting open cases / Out on bail, n***a but it’s my year.”
The songs sends a clear message, and it ends with an even stronger one. The song ends with a clip of Meek talking with CNN’s Michael Smerconish. “I always dreamed to be on CNN to be able to express myself and speak for the voiceless young men of America,” Meek says in the sample. “The first step I would say: I grew up in America in a ruthless neighborhood where we are not protected by police, we grew up in ruthless environments, we grew up around murder, you see murder, you see seven people die a week, I think you would probably carry a gun yourself. Would you?”
Check out the powerful song below.