Never one to shy away from challenging the system, celebrated Mississippi MC David Banner breaks down the striking similarities between U.S. Presidents and drug pushers on his new track “Evil Knievil” produced by Seige Monstracity. Chanting down the evils at the top of the political food chain, Banner drops a laundry list of injustices suffered by people of color that were encouraged by the men in our country’s highest offices. The song – a candid treatise about America’s deep-seated fear of black men – is rounded out by the words of poet Ernestine Johnson, who questions the historical absence of love in America’s approach to minorities:
A Lifetime of pain, you can’t wash away these stains
You can’t soak me in a tub full of bleach and brighten the shadows you left on my past or whiten those dark stones you placed on my path.
Where is the love? Mentally institutionalized by a nation plotting our demise. Sicknesses is created for our numbers to be cut. Love it’s like you’re staring at us with your eyes wide shut. Love where are you? Love where are you…
Check the track below to stream “Evil Knievil.” Download the track via SoundCloud. Stay tuned for more from David Banner.