Published Jul 06, 2016Michigan MC Red Pill is gearing up to release a full-length follow-up to 2015's Look What This World Did to Us later this summer, and before Instinctive Drowning arrives this August, Exclaim! has your first listen to new album cut "Fuck Your Ambition."
Produced by iLL Poetic, the menacing, bass-heavy track is described as "a rejection of white-picket fence ideals that never really existed," with Red Pill and Doomtree member P.O.S taking lyrical aim at the consumer generation, capitalist ideals and inequality in a way that is anything but self-righteous.
Red Pill has this to say about the track:
The American Dream is one of the most dangerous ideologies our country has created. It assumes that if you're smart enough and work hard enough, anyone can climb the socioeconomic ladder. It neglects the reality that many in our country and in our world begin their lives with a socioeconomic head-start; be it race, sex, money...
The privileged and advantaged can't help but shove their "hard-work'" and "can-do attitude" in our faces, masquerading their lottery style births as some kind of ambition that the rest of us don't have. "Fuck Your Ambition." We don't love it and don't believe it.
Instinctive Drowning is set to drop on August 26 through Mello Music Group, and can be pre-ordered here. In the meantime, take a listen to "Fuck Your Ambition" in the player below.