Just in time for Black History Month, Royce da 5’9” delivers a politically-charged single called “Field Negro” on Friday (Feb. 8).
In the third verse, Royce makes it clear that he’s not looking for validation on social media unlike his fellow peers. “I did it my way/without all the complainin’/And all the whinin’ all day like Kanye or Wale/For the validation of all the bloggers/And all the same gay ass awards/Fuck y’all and all them gay ass awards,” he raps.
Royce then threw a lyrical jab at Tory Lanez with, with whom he had a brief Twitter beef with last year, and reminded him that he’s not looking for the crown of anything. “I’m not here for the crown nor Tory Lanez cheddar/I’m here for respect or else I’m willin’ to take off the belt/ And whoop a young nigga’s ass with it like James Evans,” he spits.
Aside from that, Nickel Nine also addresses the Colin Kaepernick situation and questions why other football players are not standing with (or in this case, kneeling with) the ousted quarterback.
“You play for the NFL, I just wanna ask you/If you don’t kneel with Kaep, it’s simple math/They cannot run it past you/Niggas innovate, people penetrate, exclamate/Off our inner hate/We oblige, so they make the riches, we don’t rise/They just keep us high,” he rhymes.
There’s a lot of woke lyricism to digest on Royce’s new single so there’s plenty of replay value to enjoy.
Listen to Royce da 5’9″‘s new song “Field Negro” below.