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T.I. Vows ‘We Will Not’ Yield to Injustice

attends the "Roots" night one screening at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on May 23, 2016 in New York City.

T.I. has long been outspoken on the subject of civil rights, in his words as well as his music. On a new track titled “We Will Not,” Tip addresses recent police killings of African-American civilians, the school-to-prison pipeline, and more injustices faced by black America. “No, we will not stand here in silence / While they take the lives of our brothers and sisters and partner / We will not turn a blind eye to the murder with no repercussions,” he raps.

The song’s cover art features a black protestor with a raised fist and a sign reading, “The system was never broken, it was built this way.” With no chorus, “We Will Not” has the feel of a speech, and it concludes with an all-too-relevant excerpt of Malcolm X discussing police brutality. Hear what T.I. has to say below, via XXL.