Rising Toronto rapper Tahir represents a new wave of Canadian, Drake-inspired talent. His latest offering Church produced by Chromatikbeats showcases his effortless flow and mature lyricism and cementing his place on upcoming ones to watch lists.
The song is about being tired of these “instafamous” girls who only really acknowledge you when you’re somebody. But before when you were up and coming, they acted like you didn’t exist. They think you forgot, but you didn’t! – Tahir
The title of the track revolves around the idea of “appearances aren’t what they appear to be.”
I got the idea for “Church” when I got high one day and was driving past my old church. I used to go a lot as a kid but once I got older I started to notice how judgmental and heinous some of the frequent goers were. To me, the church on the outside is this grand fixture symbolic of hope and purity (in other words beautiful). However, a small group of its frequenters are the ones that disturb the message of Christianity with their own bigoted beliefs.
So in other words, Outer beauty is a facade for Inner ugliness. Just like a gorgeous gold digger (won’t name) who did me wrong in the past because she wanted to be with a dude with a lot of money. – Tahir via Rap Genius