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NEW MUSIC: South African rapper Nasty C releases video “PALM TREES” from new album

Rising South African rapper Nasty C announces August 28 release of new album ZULU MAN WITH SOME POWER. The latest single from the album is “Palm Trees.”

In July, Nasty C teamed up for a collaboration with Tip “T.I.” Harris for “They Don’t” a powerful track created by the rappers in the wake of global unrest over rampant police brutality and racial injustice following the murder of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer.

“They Don’t” Lyrics (feat. T.I.)

[Nasty C:]
They don’t want me to win, they don’t want me to eat
They don’t want to see a young black man succeed
They don’t want to see me take my brothers out of the streets
They don’t want me
They don’t want me to sleep, they don’t want me to dream
They don’t want to see my people livin’ good and at ease
They wanna lock ’em all up and then get rid of the keys
We ain’t never free

I’m grateful for life and the prize I reap
Every day and every night, I get on my knees
And I pray for my guys and they families
Hope the Lord hear me
I can only imagine the pain and the grief
From the innocent mothers with all the shit they had to see
When you lose the ones you love to the fuckin’ police, it cuts deep
When Heaven calls and the angels do they job
We start to question God like we could play His part
It gets so fuckin’ hard, we can’t escape the dark
It’s hatred in my heart for the ones who left this scar
But everything will be alright soon
I just wanna let you know ain’t nothin’ like you
We live and die, that’s always been the cycle
I promise it wasn’t about you
When you make it to Heaven, give me your eyes, dude
Watch over me closely ’til it’s my time too
The only thing I can do is turn to the Bible
And do my best to help your family ’cause they’re mine too

But they don’t want me to win, they don’t want me to eat
They don’t want to see a young black man succeed
They don’t want to see me take my brothers out of the streets
They don’t want me
They don’t want me to sleep, they don’t want me to dream
They don’t want to see my people livin’ good and at ease
They wanna lock ’em all up and then get rid of the keys
We ain’t never free

[T.I.:]
How could you blame as many sisters and brothers die?
If they answer to it go and start another fire
Guess they gotta do it, has to show objection to it
God bless ’em, no direction, out there gettin’ to it
2020, guess it’s the year of the burn, consequences you earned
To build this nation that you hate me in, the karma’s returned
Well, that’s a stupid question, when will you learn?
You never will, word to George Floyd, Emmett Till, and Sean Bell
Guess they’d rather see us all in civil unrest
Than to go and make some fuckin’ arrests, fuck is that?
Well, after that, here’s to getting exactly what you expect
How you ‘posed to serve and protect with your knee on my neck?
Look, it ain’t hard to see you not for me, the cycle of atrocity
Blew your cover when there about to be some reciprocity
I’m with the cause, and it’s gon’ be whatever it got to be (Uh-uh)
Uh-huh, but vandalizin’ buildings, that’s just not for me
But even still, if I’ma be real with you, no fuckin’ joke
Best thing I seen, that police station goin’ up in smoke
Hmm, felt like vindication for so many folks (For real)
Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, and so many more

[Nasty C:]
They don’t want me to win, they don’t want me to eat
They don’t want to see a young black man succeed
They don’t want to see me take my brothers out of the streets
They don’t want me
They don’t want me to sleep, they don’t want me to dream
They don’t want to see my people livin’ good and at ease
They wanna lock ’em all up and then get rid of the keys
We ain’t never free

Ayy, hold my hand, mama, I’m here for you
They think they took your son, but they put him right next to you
You the strongest thing on this earth, you unbreakable
Plus you brought him into this earth and you raised him too
Take a second off every day and get comfortable
Celebrate yourself for a change ’cause you never do
With all the pressure from society, you always hiding
Go outside and show the world a better you
I know you worried sick about if I’ma make it home this evening
You know ’cause of my color, life ain’t gon’ be easy
But I’ma be okay if I tell God I need Him
That’s what you taught me without even knowing you teaching
See what I’m tryna say is you the furthest from weak
And I sing your praises because you a G
You made me and made the world a better place for your seeds
How the fuck could anybody take ’em away from they queen?
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