Conway the Machine stands with protesters on “Front Lines”

His new album, ‘From King to a God,’ is on the way.

Conway the Machine has thrown his support behind the nationwide protests against police violence with the release of his new single, “Front Lines.”

Over menacing production by Beat Butcha, the Griselda rapper condemns the killing of George Floyd, while imagining his son in the same situation: “He reach for his ID, you think he reachin’ for a strap / He get out, put his hands up, and he still gettin’ clapped / But if he try to run, you just gon’ shoot him in his back / What if it was my son? I wonder how I’m gon’ react.”

Speaking with Complex, Conway explained that Floyd’s death, and the recent shootings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, prompted him to release “Front Lines.”

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“The Ahmaud situation and Breonna situation and now George Floyd has brought me so much pain and anger because I’m a black man: a father, a brother, I have two sons,” he told the outlet. “I wanted to give you the mindset from the protesters’ point of view, and I was able to paint that picture perfectly over this Beat Butcha production.”

Conway is set to release his new album, From King to a God, later this year. He previously previewed the tracklist during an Instagram Live, and teased collaborations with Drake, Freddie Gibbs, DeJ Loaf and more.

Listen to “Front Lines” below:

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