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NYC polymath MeLo-X has shared a new track entitled “Baby Eye.” Debuted on NPR earlier in the week, the song will be included on MeLo-X’s next EP, Curate. MeLo-X was very vocal about the making of “Baby Eye” and the motives behind it, and gave NPR the following response when questioned about the track:
I wrote that song last year in L.A., around the time when the cop that killed Eric Garner was acquitted. I say in the song, “If ‘Pac were alive / these dirty cops would die.” That’s harsh. If ‘Pac was alive, he’d probably start a revolt. That’s kind of how I see Kendrick [Lamar] now. I’ve seen kids protest and use chant lyrics to his song “Alright.” I see the momentum he’s building, and people are latching on to something that’s feeding them.
“Baby Eye” feels like a happy song. The chorus is, “Baby, I want to see your body next to mine.” You think we’re in bed or something. But then I say, “Baby, I want to see you move your mind.” I wrote it thinking about being together while revolting and having her by my side. I want to see her move the people and move souls. Then I say, “Laying here with my head on the pillow / The youth would be free with new music from Willow / Smith and Wesson / We’re sitting here shooting the s***…” People think Willow [Smith, daughter of actors Will and Jada] is weird, but if you get to the core or what her or her brother Jaden are talking about, it’s an amazing message. If we had more kids like that trying to think outside of the box, we’ll be better years from now.
You can check out “Baby Eye” above.