If you keep your ears to the street, then you’ve probably heard Philly native, Scholito, spitting heat over fire instrumentals. Well, ‘Lito is out to prove that he can get deeper than braggadocio wordplay with #BlackLivesMatter.
With America dealing with racial tensions and the constant police murders of innocent black men, Scholito delivers this timely and emotional effort.
“I did this project to keep a balanced conversation going to youth culture,” Scholito said via e-mail. “It represents every emotion I’m hearing in the street and in the news. All lives and Blue lives matter but at this time my focus is on the narrative and the black lives were losing at such a fast and visual rate that’s hard to understand how justice in some of these cases isn’t fairly served.”
Throughout the 9-track EP, there are live clips of racists whites spewing hate as well as cops, the late Maya Angelou, and Minister Louis Farrakhan delivering insight. notable tracks include “Mandela,” “4 Letter Word,” and “Black Lives Matter” with John Blu.
“Black Man,” a hard-hitting track that describes how a young Scholito soaks up game from an O.G. But most importantly, “Black Man” tackles black-on-black violence. On the S. Frank-produced, “Bleached Whites,” Scholito speaks from the POV of a racist white man.