On Wins & Losses, Meek Mill departs from his signature braggadocio and gets personal on one of the more standout tracks from the offering "Young Black America," a vivid narrative (featuring The-Dream) of the struggles the rapper endured and witnessed on his rise to stardom. On Thursday night (August 17), Meek Mill hit the Tonight Show stage to deliver a rousing rendition of the timely, socially conscious cut.
With the current state of unrest following the violence that transpired in Charlottesville, North Carolina, last weekend, Meek's performance couldn't have arrived at a better time. Moody lights set the tone as the rapper closes his eyes and reflects on his experiences backed by a soulful, stripped-down accompaniment courtesy of The Roots. "White man kill a black man, they never report us/ Black man kill a white man, they gon' start a war up/Mama she was tore up, sippin' on the Absolut/ Young n----s brainwashed, they just wanna rap and hoop,'" he raps. The performance ends with The-Dream joining Meek on stage to deliver his verse.