Meek Mill is a popular rapper from Philadelphia, PA. Not too long ago, he joined forces with The Dream, and they created “YBA” (Young Black America). The song is a bangin’ joint off Mill’s “Wins & Losses” album.
“Yeah, I was on that corner, tryna get my coins up. Coppers run up on us and we turn to Jackie Joyner. White man kills a black man, they never report us. Black man kills a white man, they gon’ start a war up. Mama she was tore up, sippin’ on the Absolut. Young ni^^as brainwashed, they just wanna rap and hoop. Could’ve been a lawyer until they came and shackled you. Felons on your records so them jobs ain’t gettin’ back at you. Them kids ain’t eat yet, so you can’t even sleep yet. If that’s the only thing we ever saw, we repeat that.” – lyrics
The Spike Jordan-directed video shows Mill as an older, wiser OG who speaks wisdom to a young African-American teen.
Also, his message of putting an end to nonsense violence is apparent, and Meek Mill does a great job in paintin’ a HOV-like depiction of life in the ghetto.