In an Instagram post shared by Smoke, he revealed that the song was written on the day of Floyd’s murder. The pair speak on the experience of African Americans as a whole, exploring lines like “Where the f*ck I’m supposed to place my anger/Ironically, my honesty might make me enemy of state,” “And the sirens push red and blue lights, told me pull over/I should feel safer but expired plates on old Toyotas” and “They could pull the trigger, family can’t afford to pay the lawyer.”
Both SiR and Smoke also released separate statements on the Black Lives Matter movement. The former shared tips on what we can do to support the movement, adding, “I don’t like speaking on things like this on social media. I do best by being the change I want to see. But things are getting worse. And we have to work together to fix it.” Smoke’s words were a little more emotional and straightforward but ends with hope.
Stream D Smoke and SiR’s “Let Go” on YouTube.