Freeee (Ghost Town pt. 2), Produced by Dot Da Genius, Jeff Bhasker, Kid Cudi & Kanye West
Track 4, is a follow up to “Ghost Town” which appeared on ‘ye’, a more mellowed take to the original concept.
The song begins with an excerpt from a Marcus Garvey speech, discussing “true knowledge of self”.
The track continues with Kanye’s vocals, Cudi’s humming and crooning from Ty Dolla $ign.
Again, the song reiterates being strong enough to ignore society’s criticisms.
Jamaica’s 13th Street Promotions has some added context on the late Jamaican Scholar, Activist, Teacher, and National Hero, The Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey:
These vocals are from a speech and Interview Garvey was a part of in the early 1920’s about his trial and persecution for Mail Fraud was used in the first few seconds of the track.
Marcus Garvey’s influence and his teachings continue to reach many all over the world. If you wish to know more about this great man, check this out. Last year in celebration of his birthday, we featured a few songs that paid tribute to Marcus Garvey, you can check them out here. Know yourself. Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s album is now available online. Check out the track and speech below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
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