“It ain’t that deep,” Thicke sings on his new collaboration with Nas, but indeed, it really is.
Nas and Robin Thicke team up for a song in support of the Black Lives Matter movement titled Deep,” supposably off Nas’s forthcoming eighth studio album. The rapper kicks off the track with a striking verse about the adversity black people face.
Man, it hurts to see a cop kill a black man alert
News flash, police shoot blacks, distort facts
Quick attack, unarmed men, murder them
It’s captured on cellphone video and they still let ’em go
When will they stop killin’ ’em? Askin’ why is they killin’ for?
White man with a gun apprehended, he still alive
Black man with a gun, he has no chance to survive
They gon’ shoot him dead soon as they see the brown of his eyes
And they ask me, “Why you ain’t smilin’ Nas?”
Cause I have a son and I die inside when I gotta tell him what was told to me
Can’t play with your water gun son ’cause the police see
A seven years old as a threat
They think it’s right to kill a seven years old on sight ’cause he ain’t white
So baby if I’m actin’ uptight
When our conversation is weak, it ain’t you
It’s just it ain’t that deep
Thicke’s contribution is the typical smooth crooning while an easy-does-it whistle coasts along.
“Deep” is available to stream below and can be downloaded for free on SoundCloud.