Meka Jackson wants to challenge the ways of the world, good & bad. God should have all his answers, right?

There’s no need to be cautious about how religion is moving further and further into hip-hop. It’s been here all along. Beyond championing riches or pondering the ways of life, religion has been on a pendulum for as long as one can remember. The plight of Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message” in which a lost girl found damnation as opposed to salvation in the arms of a pimp? Biblical, especially considering the idea of false prophets and more.

Meka Jackson isn’t looking for all of the answers in his conversations with the Lord, just some of them. “Why God damn a n*gga?” is the loudest question he shouts to the Heavens above and it makes total sense. The Jeff Adair directed video for “Why God” mixes in clips that would constantly push Meka to ask the question. Shooting deaths at the hands of the police, Meka re-enacting being hassled by the police and more. Adair’s direction leaves shooting targets floating in puddles of water while Meka stands atop a police car, shirtless and direct.

To Meka, “Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven” is the entire crux of what “Why God” means to him. “Tell me who’s the real terrorist? I’m curious,” Meka raps. Big afro makes him feel prepared for the revolution. Paranoia and sweat-filled nights make him wonder if he’ll ever be told anything at all.

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