HipHopDX Premiere: After having a conversation about what the term “woke” means, Reconcile and Lecrae decided to posse up for a song and subsequent video on the subject. Aptly titled “Woke,” the new visual uses powerful imagery to depict the struggles Black people have had to endure in America.
“You have the power to invoke change in the narrative of our country,” the Miami artist said in a press release. “For the power of a young African-American man, you have the power to change the stereotype.”
Taken from his upcoming Streets Don’t Love You mixtape, the song serves as his call-to-action. While he’s typically characterized as a Christian Hip Hop artist, more street-oriented tracks like “Woke” are helping to debunk the traditional views of the community.
“I can’t ignore or mute my experiences in America to appease anyone, I answer to God,” he said. “Too often our faith is confined to the walls of the church and we ignore the convictions God has given us. There are great injustices and pain throughout America and God has given me a voice to speak life into that.”
Streets Don’t Love You is expected to arrive on August 18. Pre-order now on iTunes.