Royce da 5’9″ “Field Negro”: Listen to Rapper Call Out Kanye West and Wale
UPDATE: Nickel Nine wants to clear some things up. According to him, he was not "going at" Wale on his new track "Field Negro," where he name-drops the D.C. MC alongside Kanye West.
On Saturday (Feb. 9), the Detroit rapper hopped on Twitter to set the record straight. "I have way too much love for Wale to 'Go at' him," he posted. "If that’s all you got from listening to Field Negro then you’re probably part of the problem ..."
See Royce's post below.
ORIGINAL POST: Just in time for Black History Month, Royce da 5'9” delivers a politically-charged single called “Field Negro” on Friday (Feb. 8).
Produced by the Detroit rhymer himself, the versatile wordsmith tackles a number of topical issues on the melodic track, as well as reserved some lyrical shots for Kanye West, Wale and Tory Lanez, too.
In the third verse, Royce makes it clear that he's not looking for validation on social media unlike his fellow peers that he feels do. "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 mentions Tory, a person he had a brief Twitter beef last month. "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, Royce also addressed 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, exclimate/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.
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