Dero Defrance never sold rocks, and has never been shot, but he’s seen as a savage. The Chicago, IL emcee reflects on the ill-fated conditions he’s witnessed and experienced, in his social commentary song ‘Savages’. A pack of Swishers on the mantel under a Bible, Dero begins to deliver his verses as a sermon. The chords on a piano weep as they’re split, while the percussions from producer Henry Daher’s boom-bap instrumental metaphorically beat in Dero’s message of how there’s “public assistance with no consistence”.


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