Royce Da 5’9 has returned with a brand new self-produced single known as “Field Negro.” Over a subdued, jazz-infused beat, the Slaughterhouse vet tackles race in America and shines a highlight on the plight black folks face each day.
In the third verse, Royce throws a playful jab at Kanye West and Wale with, “I did it my approach/Without all of the complaining and all of the whining all day like Kanye and Wale” and in the identical breath, reminds Tory Lanez he’s not right here for his “cheddar.”
Par for the course, Nickel Nine places his lyrical dexterity on show for almost six-minutes whereas concerning the Colin Kaepernick controversy and the Super Bowl LIII halftime present debate.
“This is what occurs when your favourite artist by no means get challenged/Your favourite felon from the NFL has been silenced/My dad mentioned, ‘Under no circumstance ought to a person thought of a legend don’t have anything left on his demise mattress’/And any black man not willin’ to face up for his rights/Should lose the usage of his left and proper hand,” he spits.
There’s a lot to unpack, it’ll take a handful of listens to essentially grasp the impression of Royce’s phrases.
Listen to “Field Negro” above — on repeat.