trap

“Have you ever thought of the meaning of the word trap?” — Andre 3000/OutKast, “Y’all Scared”

VERSE

Trap is the hull of a slave ship / 12 million Africans came in

(Issa Trap)

Turned massa’s trash into delicacies / Only to suffer 400 years of heart disease

(Issa Trap)

You take systemic racism for granted / But head-bob to the by-product on record

(Issa Trap)

The country still clogged with feces / But protests when niggas present receipts, please?

 

HOOK

Atlanta ain’t the mecca: ISSA TRAP

Politicians wrecked her: ISSA TRAP

ATL Columbus’ed: ISSA TRAP

Vultures feed among us: ISSA TRAP

 

VERSE

A journalist who can’t afford the truth / Ain’t worth his weight in words so what’s the use?

(Issa Trap)

If protest I beg your pardon / Beltline pushing folks beyond the margins

(Issa Trap)

Quick to claim we gentrify, too / But our neighborhoods gain equity slower than yours do

(Issa Trap)

Say it ain’t where you’re from it’s where ya at? / Traplanta kept this city on the map

 

HOOK

Predatory lending: ISSA TRAP

Luxury condominium: ISSA TRAP

Mass incarceration: ISSA TRAP

Gentrified plantation: ISSA TRAP

 

VERSE

Gucci Mane took a life / In his MLK tee / Guess the dream deferred / Ain’t the only casualty

Pink trap house on Howell Mill / Had panties in a bunch / But Pink City stood for years / You never cried for Auburn once

While we at it who the hell / Approved rebranding Westside? / Minus Bankhead and Simpson / Damn, it must be two sides

This ain’t an album nor a game / Like T.I. said / It’s a trap by design / To kill us dead

 

HOOK

Tax-based education: ISSA TRAP

Redline ’em and displace ’em: ISSA TRAP

Voting rights rescinded: ISSA TRAP

Supremacists defend it: ISSA TRAP