Meek Mill and Miguel “Stay Woke” on New Song
Produced by Mike DZL, the Philly rapper's latest single finds him taking a more socially conscious approach following his recent release from prison, as he touches on the justice system, Black-on-Black violence, police brutality, drug culture and more.
"We scream, 'Black Lives Matter,' but we still toting ladders/Watching our own brothers trying to get at us/Dreams get shattered when a scene full of crackers/And they charge you with some shit you ain't do," Meek raps in the opening verse. "We go get lawyers to say shit, we don't know how to talk/They told us to hate each other before we learn how to walk," he continues.
Later in "Stay Woke," Meek Mill tackles the national anthem controversy, rapping, "How can I pledge allegiance to the flag/When they killing all our sons all our dads?" The Philadelphia MC also mentions Jay-Z in the song, detailing a meeting with the Brooklyn rapper.
"When I talked to Em and Hov, they said, 'I'm proud of you/You stood tall when everyone doubted you'/My reply is, 'I did what I gotta do/And I need that verse before you retire too,'" he raps.
During the 2018 BET Awards, Meek Mill paid tribute to XXXTentacion, sporting a hoodie that featured the late rapper's face on the front. The powerful performance also included scenes of police brutality and the prison system, as Meek rapped on stage that represented the streets of Philadelphia.
Listen to Meek Mill and Miguel's "Stay Woke" below.
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