Lynn artist S.M.P. (an acronym for his name, Shaquille M. Pinckney) released this track 4pm today, produced by and also featuring Scrolla. Before you click the play button, please be advised that the language is not safe for work or children.
Overall, the track is critical of racism in America. S.M.P. says he’s inspired by “…corruption, evilness in the world., etc.” There are, however, some lines in the track expressing the divide between police and communities in this country using words that only further drive that wedge. But then again, the language of those who feel marginalized in this world and then begin to speak out is rarely polite.
It’s the policy at LynnHappens to share music produced locally – to forward the arts – perhaps in the literal sense – to the community. It’s rare that any of it warrants warnings or disclaimers. S.M.P. is releasing material that elicits a response, and though that response is sure to vary, it doesn’t come without having to think about life in his shoes.