Nasty C and T.I Take A Shot At Racism In “They Don’t”

EAZY” rapperNasty C continues his exploits in South Africa’s music orbit with the release of “They Don’t,” a collaborative song with the American rapper T.I. Timely is the word for this collaborative tune.

“They Don’t” has been long expected. The song is here now and currently on the crosshair of music buffs across cyberspace. The major criticism so far, directed at the lead artiste Nasty C, has been that in “They Don’t” he was rapping like one of the rap nuts from Atlanta.

The songster subtly acknowledges this, saying his inspiration comes from some Atlanta rappers anyway. In his latest musical adventure, he has got the support of his compatriot and notable career aid, AKA, who encouraged him to do what he has to do.

Nasty C and T.I are darn good together, splitting their bars with cosmic finesse. In this song, they are best imagined as boiled pear and roast corn. Yum!

Profits from the release of the song, it has been said, will go to  the charities Until Freedom and Solidarity Fund.

“They Don’t” spits in the face of racism, while cluing the listener in on the frustrations of the black man in America. The song posits that almost every good thing the lack man desires is denied him. Who would be happy in that state?

The racists don’t want black life to dream or even have hope of anything; they only want him perennially in a benighted state. Black life is never really free.

“They Don’t” is a splendid addition to the corpus on racism and the treatment of black life in the United States and indeed elsewhere. The sum of a black life’s experiences is liberated in the lyrics, forcing anyone who can think to think.

The song may appear dark – really does appear dark – but then it also coruscates with layers of optimism: the chance of becoming. Black lives matter. Or soon shall be.

This isn’t exactly Nasty C’s first leap into the orbit of social advocacy. He has been at it for some time. But then it is not in doubt “They Don’t” stands out as a work of greater resonance, a work that might ultimately provoke change. That’s the plan, anyway.

How would you rate the song? Do you agree with the Atlanta angle on the criticism of the song? Immerse yourself in this delight and share your thoughts with us in the comment section.

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