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Of the sinister narratives of Vince Staples to the ridiculous partisanism of Kanye West, the line between the staff and the politician in hip-hop is getting thinner. Anderson. Paak is the latest in chime in with his new album, Oxnard, now, what comes as parts escapism and realism. A song in particular, "6 Summers," addresses the absurdities of American politics, the debate on armed violence and the meme culture.
Since the first guitar chords, .Pakak chokes with the door, "Trump has a boy of love and I hope he is buckwild," and later sings "Pop, pop, pop goes the shooter / Reform, the reform shoulda arrived earlier ".
"Every day there is a new situation that is happening". Paul told David Greene of NPR in an interview recently recorded by Morning Edition. "So, I had to write about it. Some artists are not affected, socially, with what's happening to them. They create their own thing and maybe this helps other people to escape. I do that too. But I feel like with This album, wanted to challenge me and do other things. "
The lyrics behind the song title: "This s *** gon" hit at least six summers / But it's not s *** Gon "change for at least three summers" – point to 2021, the first Summer of a new administration in the White House if Trump is not re-elected.
And while. Paak says that he wants to express his opinion on current events, he does not seek to speak to his listeners. In the line of contemporaries such as J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar – they both appear Oxnard -. Paak says that his goal is to make him dance and think: "Woah, this guy is really talking about something. I do not have to leave what I am doing. The song is still fun. It really talks about real things." To That effect, the song gets a jazzized delivery even in its most proverbial and satirical way.
"It seems every day that the United States becomes just a great meme," adds Paakak. "Only a Jordanian guy crying".
Oxnard is out now through Aftermath Entertainment.