As protests against police brutality continue across the country, T.I. and Nasty C have teamed up for their passionate collab "They Don't." Over an introspective beat that sees the pair address systemic racism and violence inflicted by police upon communities of color, T.I. and Nasty C make their frustrations abundantly clear.
"They don't want to see a young black man succeed," Nasty C opens the track, before T.I. delivers a heartfelt verse addressing the state of America. Directly naming George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Sandra Bland, T.I. shows how heartbroken he is to repeatedly see unarmed black people die from police brutality. "Guess they'd rather see us all in civil unrest / Than to go and make some fuckin' arrests," he raps. "How you supposed to serve and protect with your knee on my neck?"
Near the end of his verse, he even addresses seeing police stations go up in flames. "Big thing I seen, the police station goin' up in smoke / Hrmm, felt like vindication for so many folk / Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, and so many more," he raps. T.I. has been very vocal since the protests began, warning demonstrators against property damage while also comparing Atlanta to Wakanda from Black Panther. "We can't do this here," T.I. said during a press conference. "[It] must be protected."
Listen to "They Don't" above.