It’s said the politics flow downstream from culture. If that is indeed the case, then two rappers that have been burning up the Hip-Hop charts over the past few years might’ve just opened the eyes of the average person to the narratives that inundate our daily lives.
Independent rappers Tom MacDonald and Adam Calhoun have, independently of each other, been releasing track after track calling out the societal agenda that the establishment corporate media and politicians have thrust upon us in recent years.
Now, to the delight of both of their fan bases, MacDonald and Calhoun have announced a collaborative album that they’ve done called “The Brave.” They made the partnership public at the end of the release of the first single from the album, titled “New World Order.”
The song itself announces their collaboration with authority, calling out double standards among multiple topics that have gotten even the average person “cancelled” from social media platforms and fired from their jobs.
In “New World Order,” MacDonald and Calhoun call out the hypocrisy on topics ranging from abortion to racism to the border wall.
Here’s an example of some of the lyrics:
If a white man paints his face black, he's a racist piece of garbage
But you put him in a dress and he's courageous and he's gorgeous
All these double standards, man, I'm tired of the noise
Freedom's an illusion if they censor your voice
Call a dad a deadbeat for neglecting his boys
But a mom kills a baby and you call it pro-choice
That’s just an example of the tone of the song, which went viral almost instantly. Within the first three days of release on YouTube, the song has garnered nearly three million views, with over 225,000 likes.
MacDonald and Calhoun both rap about society and how we’re being negatively impacted by things that are considered “part of the mainstream,” but they’re different enough in their delivery that the alternating of their verses doesn’t sound repetitive.
If you’d like to check out “New World Order,” watch below: