Dirty Water

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  • This song finds Lecrae taking a look at historical atrocities like slavery and lynching in order to understand how it's shaping the world's current troubles. "Right now we're in a tumultuous season, a lot of pain, a lot of anguish going on everywhere," the rapper told The Boombox. "A lot of people choosing sides; you got Ferguson, you got Iraq, you got Israel, Palestine. No one ever tries to look at the historical background of it all and just like where some of that pain may come from, where some of that systemic oppression is coming from, where some of that angst is coming from. They think we just pulling it out of thin air."

    "I think if we can look at our history we can affect our future and our present a whole lot more and not be mad at each other but just realize like, there's some stuff that was set up historically that jacks us up," Lecrae added. "When I'm spitting, I'm just really just coming from that angle like there's reason for this angst. You know I blame myself as well. I'm part of the problem as I'm trying to be part of the solution."
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