Joyner Lucas recently promised that his upcoming project Evolution, which drops off this Friday, would be an instant classic. While that remains to be seen, Joyner has officially dropped off another piece of the puzzle with “Snitch,” a track that finds him once again operating in his conceptual bag. The premise is simple, evoking shades of Eminem and Dr. Dre’s “Guilty Conscience” as Joyner’s own inner monologue engages in a heated discourse. The topic in question — the morality and practicality of snitching, one of hip-hop’s major hot button topics.
As he often does, Joyner makes sure to provide two sides to the story, though his own preference is evident from the start. Lest we forget, snitching is one of hip-hop’s cardinal sins, a surefire way to tarnish one’s reputation and integrity. “Your kids’ll grow up, knowin’ that you just a sucka for life,” he raps, in the climactic bars. “Lackin’ morals and integrity, it come with a price / and if you fold then you should know, that we ain’t nothin’ alike.”