Nasty C and T.I. have dropped a new single titled “They Don’t, “. The song by the two rappers addresses the ongoing police brutality that has for years been specifically targeted at black people.
Nasty C handles the song’s melodic hook, singing:
“I can only imagine the pain and the grief/from the innocent mothers with all the shit they had to see/ when you lose the ones you love to the fuckin’ police /it cuts deep.”
The Durban-born rapper makes a lot of references to God in his verse, mentioning he can only pray for things to get better. He raps:
“When you lose the ones you love to the fuckin’ police, it cuts deep/ When Heaven calls and the angels do they job/ We start to question God like we could play His part”
In his verse, T.I. talks about the current protests that have erupted from the killing of George Floyd. He raps:
“2020, guess it’s the year of the burn, consequences you earned/ To build this nation that you hate me in, the karma’s returned/ Well, that’s a stupid question, when will you learn?/ You never will, word to George Floyd, Emmett Till, and Sean Bell/ Guess they’d rather see us all in civil unrest/ Than to go and make some fuckin’ arrests, fuck is that?”
“They Don’t” is a great moment for hip-hop, especially in South Africa. Nasty C has expressed many times that T.I. is one of his biggest inspirations as a rapper as he was one of the first hip-hop artists he listened to and who inspired him to pen his own raps.
Stream “They Don’t” on Apple Music, Spotify and Youtube (explicit)