“I wrote this piece because I don’t like the tumultuous air surrounding Black People,” DJ Quik wrote of the track. “Someone had to speak up for the African American community on this Black Friday and I elect Me to do so.” Quik also calls out Donald Trump for being “racist” on the track. He also shouts out his late peers Tupac Shakur and Eazy-E.
“I look around and the whole scene different/ It seems like life is different/ What’s wrong with us?/ Why do police want to kill us,” Quik raps. “Solitary mind, military mission/ I tried to get my people’s to chill, that’s my intention/ But you can’t stop the back and forth when a brother dies / And families gotta pay for funerals without a dime.”
In April, Quik teamed with rapper Problem for their six-track Rosecrans EP. It was the influential West Coast hip-hop figure’s first official release since his 2014 LP The Midnight Life.