Since his highly-publicized divorce and Paula in 2014 (not to mention, the whole “Blurred Lines” debacle), Robin Thicke has been more or less silent musically, save for two tracks last year: the promising “Back Together” with Nicki Minaj and “Morning Sun” (which he previously stated was also the name of his forthcoming full-length release). Today, the singer is back with a fresh new effort titled “Deep,” which features a somewhat-surprising appearance from Nas.
On the track, we see the two collaborators taking very different paths to the same conclusion. While Thicke stays in his usual lane of relationship issues, Nas gets creative by turning that very subject into a platform to speak on police brutality and how it relates to his son:
“…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…”
In addition, the legendary rapper also speaks on current Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, dismissing him as “a toupee wearin'” liar. Sounds pretty accurate.
You can stream Deep in its entirety above, via Soundcloud. Hopefully, this song means that Morning Sun will be arriving in stores sooner than later. A new project from Nas wouldn’t hurt, either.
*Lyrics courtesy of Genius
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