G-Eazy dropped a new version of his Drew Love-featured track, "Love Is Gone," this time with a poignant new verse from rising star, Jahmed, about systemic racism and the all-too-common police killings of Black folks. G-Eazy released the original version of the song on his album, The Beautiful & Damned, in 2017, but felt that it "proves more relevant than ever" given the "current state of the world," according to a press release.
"I wrote 'Love Is Gone' in the Summer of 2016..." G-Eazy wrote on Instagram. "Fast forward 4 years later, and the same racial injustices are still happening day after day in our country. The fight against inequality is as important as ever. This is more than just a song to me, it’s a message...All lives can’t matter until #BLACKLIVESMATTER. Big love to my fam Drew Love and to Jahmed for blessing it with a new verse with some thoughts of his own."
“Music is critical right now with everything that’s going on…" Jahmed said in a press release. "It’s important that as artists we really utilize our platforms to the fullest extent. A lot of people don’t even make an effort to understand what’s going on, but if they see a name like G-Eazy attached to it they’ll pay attention. I’m honored to be a part of such a powerful record and to have this opportunity to get this message to my people.”
G-Eazy also dropped some accompanying visuals for this new version of "Love Is Gone," compiled of footage from the protests going on across the country right now. Check out "Love Is Gone" version 2.0 and let us know what you think.
Black squares on my timeline
They’re tryna hide the truth
And give the bail to these pork rinds
The proof is in the footage
You ignoring what’s online
Y’all only love a n***a when he ballin’ up courtside