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T.I. On Racism In America – “New National Anthem” ft. Skylar Grey [LISTEN]

Earlier this week, T.I. penned an open letter to America dedicated to the police killing of Michael Brown. But it seems the rapper had a lot more to say on police brutality and systemic racism, which he spits about on a new Skylar Grey-assisted track titled, “New National Anthem.”

“Home of the brave and free/ Free just to murder me,” croons Grey, while Tip waxes serious poetics like:

Turned from a goon to a great young n*gga
No complaining just doing what it take young n*gga
I was raised in a decade of hate young n*gga
Always dodging polices because they hate young n*ggas
And we hate them too, 38 in him shoe
All the changes the system will take him through
He ain’t a killer but he will if you make him do it
Homicide he’ll ride, they’ll put him on trial
Let him have a life sentence then do it with a smile
And he only 19, he ain’t even had a child

Spin the goosebump worthy tune below.

Photo: SoundCloud

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