Rm, Wale – Change

 

So the collab of the year finally dropped, Wale and Rap Monster. I’ll post the lyrics at the end.

What I get from the very first verse with Rap Monster is a want for the reassurance against negativity taking over. “Tell me that wrong could never win the right” what the wrong and right is could be up to anyone, though in this song I believe politically charged is the best description I can give you. As a whole the song talks about the hate in social media and the hate towards others. People can attack anyone “on twitter” and effectively ruin their life or career, people are hating just to hate. Since this is Namjoon’s part it makes me think more of the K-Nets, however I believe most of the viral news could apply here.

It also speaks of the racial prejudice and stigma faced in the USA at the moment. “Racist Police” and “Hands up like a stick up” isn’t exactly a metaphor. Wale is bringing his own experience as a Person of Colour within the real world to this collab, something that Rap Monster can’t really appreciate personally.

They are both bringing their worlds, online and real life, together and question the need and the necessity for peace within each world. Together things can change and you will start to see that change when you put it out in the world yourself.

In short: Do you boo and love everyone around you too.

 

[Verse 1: Rap Monster]
Oh tell me that dark could never win the light
Oh tell me that wrong could never win the right
Baby tell me that we gon’ someday stop the fight
And tell me that every, everything gon’ be alright

Oh tell me who’s stupid, baby, is it me or them?
Just tell me who’s insane, baby, is it me or them?
In this crazy world after patience could we get the pearl?
But this world, which teaches me, preaches me how to curl

Oh fuck the school
All we got is mad teachers and some visible classes
Divided spaces, and forever-lasting stresses
Everybody’s mad
Kill people with fingers on Twitter
More than a gun, more than a knife
The tip of your tongue just glitter

Would the pain always win you gain? (Nah)
How could you bet? It’s damn checking game (Yea)
We’re losin’ again, homie we losin’ too many things
What should we tell our sons?
You know that they will be the men
Like you and me

[Pre-Chorus: Rap Monster]
If hope is a taste
What is yours? What you eat all day?
(What you eat all day?)
And if your love is a game
Are we losin’, losin’, oh

[Chorus: Rap Monster]
World is gonna change
(ooh ooh ooh)
World is gonna change
(ooh ooh ooh)
World is gonna change
(ooh ooh ooh)
World is gonna change
(ooh ooh ooh)

[Verse 2: Wale]
Yeah, tell me what is really real?
I’m trynna buy a new Ferrari for my newest deal
Baby girl say “the world really hate us, huh?”
Pray a lot and maybe God give you Saint Laurent
Wish that I could change the world but they hold back
When it’s time to go the people just be mad again
And what if I could change the world with a pen and pad?
When it’s time to vote the people turn to mannequins
Challenge that
Namjoon, I’m the man too
I’m out in Chevy Chase the teachers used to lampoon
I sing songs, haikus over rap tunes
High IQ looking for a Song Hye Kyo, hey cuuutie
Yea
I’m tryin’ to keep it a hunnit
Got no faith in the government that’s why we need each other
Hey
Laughin’ to keep from cryin’
Folarin’s a rap monster
BTS is the ARRRRRRMY

Now it’s on me
I’mma keep the piece until I see some more peace
I’mma keep it G, forever keep it lowkey
Take a trip to South Korea with some DC OGs
Chiefing OG, I’m chiefing OG
Hated by alt-rights and racist police
Say, woop woop man, 12 comin’
They make them kids really freeze, when they say “freeze!”
Freeze!

[Chorus: Rap Monster]
World is gonna change
(ooh ooh ooh)
World is gonna change
(ooh ooh ooh)
World is gonna change
(ooh ooh ooh)
World is gonna change
(ooh ooh ooh)

[Post-Chorus: Rap Monster]
World is gonna change
The world is gonna change
The world is gonna change
World is gonna change
The world is gonna change
The world is gonna change
World is gonna change
The world is gonna change
The world is gonna change
World is gonna change
The world is gonna change
The world is gonna change
World is gonna change

[Verse 3: Wale]
Moonz, praying for better days for you and I
I see progress via my daughter’s eyes
I think I think too much now and drink too much now
I numb it cause I don’t wanna cry

[Verse 4: Rap Monster]
Praying for better pace for you and I
I see some grass growing in winter’s eyes
I think I think too much now and drink too much now
To numb it cause I don’t wanna die

[Verse 5: Wale & Rap Monster]
I believe that real friends love you to no limit (yea)
I believe that real change lies in the mirror (yea)
Since I was a lil’ one wasn’t ‘posed to get much status
Now they got they hands up for me like a stick up
Say “hands up, hands up” like a stick up
Hands up, hands up like a stick up
Since I was a lil’ one, wasn’t ‘posed to get much status
Now they got they hands up for me like a stick up

[Outro: Wale & Rap Monster ]
Take it day by day, night by night
It’s on you and me if I’m gon’ shine
Not stopping day by day, night by night
It’s on you and I
Moonz and the ARMY right
(My hands up)

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