Brad and LL Cool J have teamed up to address racism in a brand new track ‘Accidental Racist,’ featured on Paisley’s new album ‘Wheelhouse.’ Keep reading to listen and tell us what you think!
Brad Paisley sings, “I’m just a white man comin’ to you from the southland/Tryin’ to understand what it’s like not to be/I’m proud of where I’m from but not everything we’ve done/And it ain’t like you and me can re-write history,” on his new song “Accidental Racist,” featuring LL Cool J. The song’s getting a lot of buzz, mainly for its touchy subject matter and surprising collaboration. Sit back, take a listen and tell us how you feel about the new track!
Brad Paisley & LL Cool J Release ‘Accidental Racist’
Due to the song causing a bit of a ruckus, Brad talked to Entertainment Weekly and explained why he chose to write and record this song:
“At this point, after all these albums and all these hits, I have no interest in phoning it in, and I think that [the song] comes from an honest place in both cases, and that’s why it’s on there and why I’m so proud of it. This isn’t a stunt. This isn’t something that I just came up with just to be sort of shocking or anything like that. I knew it would be, but I’m sort of doing it in spite of that, really. I’m doing it because it just feels more relevant than it even did a few years ago. I think that we’re going through an adolescence in America when it comes to race. You know, it’s like we’re almost grown up. You have these little moments as a country where it’s like, ‘Wow things are getting better.’ And then you have one where it’s like, ‘Wow, no they’re not.’”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you a fan of “Accidental Racist?” Listen below!
WATCH: Brad Paisley – Accidental Racist (feat. LL Cool J) [Audio]
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