Swoope told Rapzilla at Legacy Conference 2016 that the next music he releases will sound different than biggest hit to date, “Same Team”.

“A lot of [my new music] will be socially conscious,” Swoope said, “which I’m excited about. But I’m still going to be doing the regular lyricism, wordplay, freestyle, stuff people expect from me because I love to do it. I’m just very focused and want to be very intentional about like, ‘Hey, what you’re getting ready to hear from me may be a little different from ‘Same Team’.’ Actually, it will be a little different from ‘Same Team’, and I’m okay with that.”

Since Swoope dropped Sinema in Aug. 2014 and Because You Asked that October, his only new verses have appeared on features. He explained his hiatus at Legacy.

“I’ve been quiet purposefully for the last two years for a plethora of different reasons,” Swoope said. “It started as a, ‘I want to reevaluate why I’m doing things.’ My father always told me, ‘If you don’t have anything to say, close your mouth,’ and I didn’t want to get caught in the trap of, ‘Alright, it’s fall. Time to put out another album,’ if I didn’t have anything to say…

“Then, the recent events — not recent events, this stuff has been going on — but I guess [after] the recent media exposure of certain events, it’s kind of like, ‘Man, I want to talk about this stuff.’ And because I’ve been quiet for the last two years, no one is really looking like, ‘What’s Swoope doing?’ So if I come out and say, ‘Black lives matter,’ it’s not going to be like, ‘Oh no! You shouldn’t say this because you’re trying to keep this safe!’ I haven’t had anything to keep safe for the last two years, so I have nothing to lose right now. Since I have nothing to lose, I have everything to gain, so I plan to be extremely vocal in my upcoming music.”

Swoope said he plans to be vocal about “social injustices, just the social aesthetic of the nation period.”

“Where’s the church’s voice in everything that’s happening concerning race relations specifically?” he said. “I’m not saying that it’s non-existent. But when I look at the Civil Rights Movement, it was so many people taking so many different lanes to do the same thing. It wasn’t just Martin Luther King. It was Martin Luther King and his church and the businesses in the community and musicians and writers, so I’m like, where’s my platform? My platform and my voice is in music. I want to use that to say something about this.”