Monday, November 16, 2020

Album Review: RTJ4 by Run the Jewels

Adult Language Warning

The way I see it you're probably freest from the ages one to four
Around the age of five you're shipped away for your body to be stored
They promise education, but really they give you tests and scores
And they predictin' prison population by who scoring the lowest
And usually the lowest scores the poorest and they look like me
And everyday on evening news they feed you fear for free
And you so numb you watch the cops choke out a man like me
And 'til my voice goes from a shriek to whisper, "I can't breathe"
And you sit there in the house on couch and watch it on TV
The most you give's a Twitter rant and call it a tragedy
But truly the travesty, you've been robbed of your empathy
Replaced it with apathy, I wish I could magically
Fast forward the future so then you can face it
And see how f&#@&$% up it'll be
I promise I'm honest, they coming for you
The day after they comin' for me

2020 was too tough of a year for me to fully commit to a Run the Jewels album.  I'm sure it will make many top album lists and as always they are very smart and angry in their lyrics, but I just could not commit to it this year.  If you are looking for something along this line, well you can't really go wrong with Run the Jewels.  

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