By: WE TAKE NOTE STAFF
March 9, 2018
“Insomniac (Woke)”, also produced by will.i.am, features the 23-year-old emcee tackling issues ranging from the prison industrial complex, gun violence, respect for women and standing up [to what] “I ain’t serving drugs naw, I’m just serving knowledge,” LGP_QUA spits before will.i.am drops his verse warning social media activists that “the revolution is not a revolution if the revolution is tweeted and retweeted.”
The video and its accompanying lyrics show how beautifully complex it is to be Black in America. We appreciate that LGP_QUA and will.i.am created a song that we can bang in our headphones while we simultaneously think about being better humans.
Following years of imprisonment for drug offenses, LGP_QUA started grabbing attention by dropping weekly freestyles before earning respect from the likes of Nas and Snoop Dogg.
Since late 2017, the wordsmith has managed to grow his social media following to large numbers in a short amount of time. Using his newfound popularity for good, LGP_QUA also spends a portion of his time to ensure that kids growing up behind him don’t repeat his mistakes in his role as “The Voice Of The Youth.”
“Insomniac (Woke)” is a part of LGP_QUA's debut mixtape "Voice Of The Youth Vol.1," which is slated for release this year.