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Robin Thicke & Nas Get "Deep" on New Collabo Single - Okayplayer

Robin Thicke & Nas Get "Deep" on New Collabo Single

Robin Thicke, Nas

Robin Thicke is on the comeback trail in 2016, and he makes a strong first impression with this Nas assisted new single. To be honest, most of Thicke’s contribution remains on the surface level while Nas provides two verses that are perfectly described by the song title… “Deep.”

Nas addresses police brutality directly in the acapella opening verse:

White man with a gun apprehended, he still alive
Black man with a gun, he has no chance to survive
They gon’ shoot him dead soon as they see the brown of his eyes
And they ask me, “Why you ain’t smilin’ Nas?”
Cause I have a son and I die inside when I gotta tell him what was told to me
Can’t play with your water gun son ’cause the police see
A seven years old as a threat
They think it’s right to kill a seven years old on sight ’cause he ain’t white
So baby if I’m actin’ uptight
When our conversation is weak, it ain’t you
It’s just it ain’t that deep

Esco brings bars about the presidential race, while also urging a woman in his life to step her game up in his second verse.

And any day when you don’t get your way
Gettin’ mad at everything I say
And you don’t think it’s an emergency
A toupee wearin’ liar’s tryna run the U.S.A
You makin’ our lives harder, you’re like the argument queen
There’s women out here going hard doing positive things
Slam dunkin’ in games, directing movies like Selma
World’s startin’ to change and you actin’ the same
‘Cause you don’t even see what I see in you
Next female president could even be you

Listen to the whole song below, and look for Thicke’s next album (presumably Morning Sun) coming soon.


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