Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is using these times to reflect. After dropping a new single this week titled “Other Side of America,” he’s gone to social media to reveal the song’s original plans had late rap legend Nipsey Hussle.
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Meek went to his Instagram Story to share text messages from the late West Coast rap star. He revealed that Nip was supposed to have a verse on the song.
On Friday, Meek shared his new protest-themed “Otherside of America” song. The record takes direct aim at police brutality and what’s happening around the nation.
The Philadelphia rapper’s hard-hitting salvo does not directly address the protests against police brutality spurred by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. But the song — which opens with a clip from a Donald Trump speech in which he asks African Americans voters “What do you have to lose?” — does chronicle Mill’s experiences as an endangered black man, entangled in the criminal justice system as he grew up on the streets of Philadelphia. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
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Meek isn’t sweating the small stuff even when it comes from the biggest troll in the rap game. The hip-hop veteran has appeared to calmly clap back at Tekashi 6ix9ine after getting questioned about his involvement in global protests.
“I’m really a general at heart!” -Meek Mill’s Twitter
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On Friday, Tek hit up Instagram and didn’t hold back on lighting up Mill. 6ix9ine referenced Kanye West showing his support for the Black Lives Matter movement but not seeing Meek do his part and hit the streets with protestors.
“BUT YOU THE VOICE FOR THE STREETS 🗣🗣🗣 YOU F*CKIN CLOWN 🤡 🤡🤡” -Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Instagram