Audio: Rapsody, “Fire” Featuring Moonchild

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Roc Nation signee Rapsody speaks of fearlessness and resilience amidst struggle and injustice in “Fire.” But the song, which samples Moonchild’s “Winter Breeze,” is pleasantly optimistic. In so many words, the North Carolina-based emcee says that while none of white supremacy’s victories to date are okay, we – the historically oppressed – will be alright. At the 3:04 mark, the track switches to the Funk/Soul classic “We Almost Lost Detroit” by Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson making the Kash, Khrysis and 9th Wonder produced cut a musically metaphoric representation of the mood of Rapsody’s lyrics.

“Fire” is neatly wrapped in tact but very straightforwardly calls out the xenophobic supporters of hate, misogyny, racism and the disenfranchisement of minority groups. The track is from Rapsody’s new Crown mixtape released yesterday. Take a listen below.

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