Quan Cokley: “Why Me” ft. Dawn Mari
“Even though I love all my white friends.
They don’t know how it feel to be Black.”
Quan Cokley details the current state of Black America over another soulful, sample-based instrumental with “Why Me.” The track’s uptempo production keeps it lighthearted and pulls you into Quan’s world as a Black man in the anything but post-racial America. Although Quan balances everything out by contrasting the lightheartedness with deep thoughts on racial inequality and police brutality.
“Why Me” also touches on how many of today’s rappers remain silent on Black issues, in favor of glorifying materialism that adds to the distraction of our people. Finally, the track wraps up with a relevant and sadly, still relevant Tupac soundbite. So, check it out and maybe be that mind that gets sparked enough to make a change.