Mello Music Group emcee 7evenThirty is speaking the truth about what’s going on in hoods across country. From the police brutality, bad education system, gentrification and more. The beat is nicely crafted by Gensu Dean and the whole tone of the song is reminiscent of late 60’s early 70’s socially conscious R&B music of the time. The Jay Brown directed video also sets the tone from that same very important Civil Rights era when we as a people were more conscious and fought for justice.
I have to salute 7evenThirty and Gensu Dean for helping to open people eyes and expose the problems that face us. THIS IS HIPHOP!!
7evenThirty’s “The Problem” was written prior to Ferguson and edited during the peak of protests in Missouri. It speaks from the heart about the continuing problem facing us. Sadly, it’s not just about Ferguson, it’s about what is going on every single day across the country and has been since the beginning. It is about how everyone in these communities is affected and what is does to us all mentally.
“What are these police on/theme song must be who shot ya/playing victim what you want a Oscar/grant me a pass Mr. Officer/I’m face down in the mainstream while you pull the trigger to my back/the problem is that the problem ain’t rap/can you help me articulate that.”