Slim Thug Tackles Police Brutality in America on New Track “IDKY”
Late Wednesday night (July 6), Slim Thug releases a new track called "IDKY" featuring XO. Throughout the nearly four-minute song, the Houston, Texas rapper speaks on police brutality against African-Americans throughout the nation.
Slim Thug raps, "I was born and raised in the USA / Where we see cops killing blacks on the news every day / And they do it like it’s okay, like they know they gon' get away / To stop myself from thinking reckless I just ignore it and pray."
The track comes right after the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge, La. police and of Philando Castile by a Falcon Heights, Minn. officer. In his SoundCloud caption, Thug writes, "I remember thinking in the last few weeks this song might be too late cause it's been a minute since the last one and look here we go again twice in less than 24hrs ... #BlackLivesMatter."
The record will land on Slim Thug's upcoming album, Hogg Life 4: American King, which will hit stores on August 4. You can pre-order Hogg Life 4 now via iTunes. You can listen to the powerful new track "IDKY" featuring XO above via Slim Thug's SoundCloud page.
In case you missed it, be sure to check out how hip-hop reacted to the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling on Tuesday. Also, watch Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg snap on a cop who refuses to say the situation captured on camera "looks bad."
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