There's just a boy in the hood, his pockets full of lint, mind fully stocked up on curiosity, and ignorance-no more room for innocence. Momma Correta told him to stay in school, education is free. At the liquor sto' there's Hennessy on the top shelf, a pistol at the side of the building, and "free" money behind the register on the tall counter. One option is within his reach. The boy thinks that pulling a trigger isn't difficult, besides, there are lost boys in Sudan his age and they do it all the time with AK-47s. Earthgang's video lets it be known that at the liquor store you must be 21 and up to get a '40 oz', but any one can get a bullet, no matter the price.
Watch as SZA journeys through New York City along with her woes as her lyrics explore self-discovery and self-definition to a somber soundtrack fitting for a Drew Barrymore movie à la "Never Been Kissed".
Jean-Michel Basquiat's art focused on social commentary. Wealth juxtaposed to poverty, and integration to segregation, an obfuscation of emotions that convey what it may have felt like hearing General Gordon Granger's proclamation on June 19th, 1865.