spook who sat by the door

Yves pays tribute to Sam Greenlee while also discussing black disenfranchisement on “The Spook Who Sat By The Door”.

“They will never legalize Moors in the state,” Yves raps on “The Spook Who Sat By The Door”. Titled after the 1962 novel written by Sam Greenlee, Yves essentially wants to use his teaching to empower his people while thumbing his nose at the establishment. Greenlee’s novel about the first Black CIA agent (who was also a black nationalist) has a bit of historical significance. Any story about infiltrators, spies too close to the action, etc. has been outfitted with a similar decree. Beat the system at it’s own game.

“The Spook Who Sat By The Door” is an all Queens affair as Yves and producer ZuriRunit flip Aretha Franklin’s “Until You Come Back To Me” to tell the contrasts of being Black in America. It’s two Americas according to Yves. One that demonizes a Black man if he affiliates himself with Louis Farrakhan. One that has pushed him to consider molotovs to set it all ablaze because he’s at the edge. “Only spilling my guts cause n*ggas spilling they guts cause pigs fillin’ them up with slugs,” the Nigerian American rapper says. “They try to tell us we equal, but even Hellen Keller don’t believe ’em.”

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