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Ropes

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Detroit MC Invincible teamed up with soul queen Tiombe Lockhart for this conscious hip-hop number, whose lyrics swirl around the subject of mental health. "Ropes" nearly made the cut on MTVU, until the network dropped it for being "too problematic, due to suicidal undertones." Invincible retaliates at the beginning of the video, with a message about the song and why its subject matter is an important one to broach.