By Hayden Wright
Just days after dropping samples of his next mixtape Dreamchasers 4, Meek Mill is back with more new material: “Black Moses” from The Birth of a Nation soundtrack. The collaboration with Pusha T also features Priscilla Renea and features soulful, provocative lyrics about the struggles black Americans face.
Birth of a Nation tells the story of Nat Turner’s 1831 slave rebellion, considered a foundational moment in the struggle for racial equality in the United States.
“Got me shackled up in chains/ Even made me change my name/ But they couldn’t trap my mind/ This cry for freedom ain’t in vain,” raps Pusha.
Responds Mill: “All them days made my body hurt/ Locked my brothers all up in a cage/ So we turn to prayer/ hoping God will work.”
“Black Moses” touches on police brutality, mass incarceration and the long shadow of slavery—issues that are more than topical, especially in an election year.
Listen to the stirring and explicit new track below.