December 28th, 2012 1:08pm

The World’s Stripped Of Happiness

Ab-Soul featuring Danny Brown and Jhene Aiko “Terrorist Threats”

I’d want to say that the title of this song is no joke, and that Ab-Soul is dead serious about his radical politics in the lyrics, but it is actually a joke on some level because it’s acknowledging that his call for black gangs to unite against the military is both a pipe dream and something more likely to get dismissed as domestic terrorism than any sort of legit political action. So, it’s just a song, and a really good one, but the frustration and bitterness is real. This actually comes off better in Danny Brown’s verse, which mirrors Ab-Soul’s rhyme schemes but goes off on another more personal tangent about feeling disenfranchised and discouraged by the system.

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