Royce Da 5’9″ has been relatively quiet this year. However, the Detroit rapper returns with a new record titled, “Black Savage,” which has been released as part of the Jay-Z’s Inspire Change Initiative.
Featuring T.I., CyHi the Prynce, T.I., Sy Ari Da Kid, and White Gold,”Black Savage” finds the rappers extolling black life, black culture, and black minds. Royce, who has been on a lyrical killing spree for the past three years, bodied the instrumental.
“I am the black savage/Ali and Foreman in Zaire fightin’ for black magic rifles and flack jackets/ Momma was suicidal poppa had bad habits/ Product of true survival, rocker like Black Sabbath/ Hoppin up out the Chevy Pac, Biggie, Machiavelli/ OG like Nas or Reggie culture like Ox in Belly/ Vulgar like Akinyele focus like Dr. Sebi/ We did it your way but now the culture is boppin’ to our Sinatra medley/ I’m limitless energy they gimmicks and imagery/ Kendrick, Cole and the Kennedys lyrical Holy Trinity,” he raps.
Jay-Z and the NFL recently announced Inspire Change, a non-profit organization, back in August. One of the programs from the organization is Songs of the Season. Song of the Season will run throughout this year’s NLF season and will showcase artists who will create a song for NFL promotions each month during the season.
Each song will debut during an in-game broadcast. Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor, and Rapsody were the first Inspire Change advocates this season.
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