With the fight against systemic racism still ongoing, many artists have mobilized to use their platform for the good of the cause. Today, T-Pain stepped forward to lead the way, as he has done for over a decade in the game. The legendary singer slash rapper has officially stepped up with a new anthem called "Get Up," a rallying cry bolstered by a powerful spoken word introduction.
Boasting infectious electronic elements, the track keeps a steady beat going as Pain's layered harmonies rise. "Longâ as my heartâ beatin' and I'm breathin' air, I'll fightâ for me, you decide, anytime, anywhere," he sings, in the opening verse. "And I will never backâdownâfromâit, That'sânot coming, Iâjust attack from the front." While the lyrics are a little on the general side, when paired with the intro's message it's hard not to read this one as a protest anthem -- and a groovy one at that. And for those who aren't interested in applying a sociopolitical lens, there remains plenty to enjoy thanks to an inspired performance from Teddy Pendergrass. Check it out for yourself.
as my heartâ
beatin' and I'm breathin' air
I'll fightâ for me, you decide, anytime, anywhere
And I will never backâdownâfromâit
That'sânot coming, Iâjust attack from the front