OG Maco releases a powerful new three-track EP today, appropriately titled BREATHE. With production from Chuck Inglish, Proto Cal, and LC on the Traxx, Maco speaks on civil rights issues in America right now in light of the recent events, and accompanying nationwide protests, after the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City, respectively. Fans of Maco have probably never heard him as introspective and sullen as he is on these songs, titled "Get Down," "Do Better," and "Riot."

On "Get Down," Maco makes a statement to finish off the Inglish-produced track:

In age of determination by denomination
Of destruction by the induction of ignorance
I ask you to get down with a cause ignorant of oppressive laws and knowledgeable of apparent flaws
This world is ours to watch over for those still in strollers
Do not allow them to be fed hate like Stouffer's
For there is a promise land not yet seen except in dreams
And for that we fiend
And bleed
And live
And sin
With the hope we might know freedom through more than our white friends
Forever yours
Get down my kin
Get down

 

Earlier this year, the Atlanta-based artist signed to Quality Control Records, partially off of his now-viral hit, "U Guessed It," but mostly off of his energy, and ability to organically craft a plethora of hits over the last year or so. On Maco's BREATHE EP, which can be streamed below, you'll hear the multiple sides of his personality, and in return, his sonic versatility. But most importantly, you'll hear an impassioned artist at their best.

Stream BREATHE below: