San Diego rapper Ta'East keeps it real about America's exploitation of black people on his new song "N-Word," which also features potent spoken word artist Malik Yusef and lively rapper Young Lyxx. In mindful verses, Ta'East calls out "America's obsession" with black culture, as well as the country's flagrant disregard for black people. He accosts appropriators in lines like, "Turn the whole world to hypocritics/ Criticize the culture but you live it/ I swear to God the vultures won't admit it."
Over email, Ta'East told The FADER, "Everyone draws influence through different circumstances as well as our environments, but we all just want to be understood."
Ta'East's set to release his debut EP Okay, I'm Ready on Benji B's Deviation Music label on December 2.