Griselda crew member Conway The Machine is prepping a new album called From King To A God — he teased a tracklist for it featuring Drake and 2 Chainz a couple days ago — and today he’s releasing a new song called “Front Lines” that was inspired by the protests following George Floyd’s murder that have taken place over the last few days.
“Cracker invent the laws, that’s why the system is flawed/ Cops killin’ black people on camera and don’t get charged,” he raps on it. “We ain’t takin’ no more, we ain’t just pressin’ record/ Can’t watch you kill my brother, you gon’ have to kill us all.”
“In the middle of the COVID pandemic, I’ve been quarantined finishing up FKTG. The Amaud situation and Breonna situation and now George Floyd has brought me so much pain and anger because I’m a black man: a father, a brother, I have 2 sons,” Conway told Complex, who premiered the track. “I wanted to give you the mindset from the protesters point of view, and I was able to paint that picture perfectly over this Beat Butcha production.”