Rappers often bring not only their voice to their songs, but their personality as well. And given the current social and political climate, it’s no surprise to hear a rapper take a stand. Kodak Black – who has vocally supported Donald Trump – even brought some of that same energy to his verse on Dreezy’s 2017 single “Spar,” a move that shocked the rapper herself.
Donald Trump pardoned Kodak Black in January 2021
Hip-hop has always been a lightning rod for controversy. So with the political divide in the United States, it stands to reason that rappers wouldn’t mince words about how they feel. While rappers like Eminem denounced Trump, Kodak Black stood up for him. Of course, the reason is simple: Trump pardoned Kodak Black.
The rapper pleaded guilty in 2020 to firearms charges and was sentenced to 46 months in prison. But Kodak Black and fellow rapper Lil Wayne were among those Trump pardoned on his last day in office. Kodak Black has since explained that Trump should not have lost the 2020 presidential election, believing – in his own words – that he owed Trump a favor for his freedom.
Kodak Black’s “Spar” verse shocked Dreezy
Years before, Kodak Black named Trump in its verse on Dreezy’s “Spar.” And while he doesn’t necessarily take sides politically, he expresses a keen awareness of the issues facing the nation at the time.
“When I’m in Washington, DC, I do cheats and stuff,” Kodak Black raps on the song. “I don’t care about Donald Trump/ I don’t care about seeing no monuments/ These people have control over the weather/ Where the hell do you think Hurricane Harvey came from?/ Wind n ‘has no name/ Where the hell do you think Hurricane Harvey originated?
And in a 2022 interview with Hip Hop DX, Dreezy revealed her own surprise when she first heard Kodak Black’s verse on the track, which also features singer/rapper 6LACK.
“I was super surprised,” Dreezy said. “I was happy that we even had black men talking about real issues that are going on in the world and with the presidency and stuff like that. But for Kodak to be so articulate and precise with what he was talking about, it’s like he has something on his chest. I like this. That means he’s a real poet and he’s smart.
Dreezy just released an album with Hit-Boy
Despite his respect for Kodak Black as an artist, Dreezy hasn’t worked with him much since. But she has been busy. In 2019, Dreezy released their second album, titled Grand Dréez. This album included singles “Where Them [email protected]”, “Chanel Slides”, and “RIP Aretha”.
And in 2022, Dreezy teamed up with Hit-Boy for a collaboration album called Hitgirl. Now that the United States is well into Joe Biden’s presidency, it will be interesting to see if Dreezy gives Kodak Black a chance to put his 2 cents on the country.
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