Published Apr 20, 2015SoCal rapper Glasses Malone has teamed up with Compton royal Kendrick Lamar to discuss plenty of sociopolitical issues on his new "Thuggin'" joint.
Early on, we hear old interview clips from 2Pac that have the late rapper discussing his thug life M.O., and the fact that neither he nor his rhymes are responsible for the actions of others. Just his own.
Above a twist on Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's old "Foe Tha Love of Money" that incorporates a rather silken set of nylon-string acoustic guitar noodlings, the gruff-voiced Malone rolls out raw bars referencing George Zimmerman, gun violence, his aversion to Versace clothes, and his love of being a thug. Lamar comes up next to talk about biased media portrayals, the problems of the U.S. prison system, corporate cowardice and more.
You can check out the West Coast rapper's juxtaposition of raw rhymes and softened sonics down below. The song is expected to be part of a forthcoming full-length.