Though she’s been dubbed the “Princess of Chicago Rap,” 23 year old emcee Dreezy is far from fragile. And when stacked up next to the sometimes incomprehensibly popular Kodak Black, her fierce talent is even more pronounced. Last month Dreezy, BET cypher-standout 6lack, and the aforementioned Kodak, dropped “Spar,” a scathing track with a threat to fight Trump on the hook.
From Kodak’s intro commentary on the complexity of the topic to the end of Dreezy’s part, this track is pure hip hop fire…a fire that sputters out a bit during the final section. But Dreezy’s bars are so. damn. great. that it’s easy to overlook the lukewarm delivery from her most commercial feature.
Can’t say we represented when half the office white supremacists.
This can’t be “land of the free”
if kneeling might cost your position.
I’m supposed to respect the system
that call our brothers “sons of bitches”
and when my unc’ came home from prison
for the same shit y’all tryna turn into a business?
Dreezy gets it. The hate leveled against Colin Kaepernick, the prison industrial system’s consumption of Black bodies while white investors cake up off the newly-approved cannabis industry…it’s all part of AmeriKKKa. Not to mention appropriating the same culture that gets criticized while victims of color are dehumanized when disaster strikes.
They take our culture, our blueprint,
pay the knockoff to come model us,
Hurricanes come and swallow us.
Opp niggas tryna put the dot on us.
We pourin’ Henny, cause we all bottled up.
Granny said scratch ya lottos up.
But the bible say it’s going full circle
I’m just tryna find me a good purpose.
Signed to Interscope in 2014, Dreezy is no doubt being guided to do what it takes to get her music heard, but did she really gain from this commercial collab? After “Spar,” it should be clear that all Dreezy needs is her own two hands.