Dee-1, Lupe Fiasco, Big KRIT ‘Against Us’ Remix
This track is sure to wake you up in more ways than one.
New Orleans rapper Dee-1 connected with the musically complex Lupe Fiasco and soul flowing emcee Big K.R.I.T to deliver the remix to his song, “Against Us.”
Shot in NOLA, the visual gives a juxtaposed energy with colorful graffiti decorating the sides of buildings in a gritty space. The lyrical squad matches that energy with fast-flowing bars and intricate content acknowledging human faults and indulgences, but also the intent of bettering self.
“You got money in the bank/but you’re morally bankrupt,” Dee-1 raps as Big K.R.I.T encourages people to “embrace the struggle and build from rubble.”
Lupe caps the third verse with dreams of delivering the next generation from a stream of antagonistic nightmares.
“Nightmares where I came from and my dream is to bring them where there ain’t none.”
With Dee-1 proclaiming his Christianity, he uses the Lord’s Prayer to segue into the song’s chorus.
Another highlight is the words of wisdom coming from his 86-year-old grandfather: “I know good hip-hop when it hits. And you know what I represent: Be real, be righteous, and be relevant.”
Take a listen and let us know if you feel like the mission was accomplished.