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    “Run” by Killer Mike with Younger Thug Is Our Music of the Week



    Each Friday, Music of the Week breaks down the track we simply can’t get out of our heads. Discover these tracks and extra on our Spotify Prime Songs playlist. For our favourite new songs from rising artists, try our Spotify New Sounds playlist. This week, Killer Mike returns with the Younger Thug-assisted “RUN.”


    Most People rejoice the 4th of July with cookouts and fireworks yearly with out giving a second thought to the historical past behind the vacation. Killer Mike goals to alter that with “RUN,” his first solo music in 10 years. As he talked about in a latest Complicated interview in regards to the observe, not everyone seems to be taught {that a} Black man named Crispus Attucks is taken into account the primary American to die in the course of the Boston Bloodbath.

    Within the video, Dave Chappelle delivers a motivational speech about having no alternative however to maneuver ahead earlier than Mike spotlights key figures like Frederick Douglass, George Washington Carver, and Sojourner Reality as a reminder of the impression of Black individuals in shaping the historical past of the US.

    On the observe itself, the theme persists on a extra private degree. Over a rumbling bassline and riveting horns, the West Atlanta native focuses on his all-too-common expertise of digging himself out of the mud via dealing medication, however counts his blessings for merely nonetheless being alive as a Black man in America. Serving as motivation for individuals who are nonetheless struggling, he raps on the chorus, “This for those that by no means received.”

    At every other time, Younger Thug’s uncommon visitor verse can be price celebrating, but it surely arrives two months after the rapper was indicted on racketeering prices. It’s chilling to listen to Thugger converse of bringing individuals out of poverty when his label, Younger Stoner Life Data, is being accused of performing as a felony road gang whereas utilizing his lyrics and music movies as proof. On high of that, he’s primarily being handled as responsible till confirmed harmless, having been denied a request for bond.

    Although Independence Day has come and gone, the juxtaposition between the accomplishments of Black People and the persistence of systemic racism stays. Whereas Killer Mike doesn’t provide any options on “RUN,” his message of remembering the previous whereas pushing towards the long run rings true it doesn’t matter what day of the yr it’s.

    — Eddie Fu
    New Music Editor




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