The death of George Floyd while being arrested in Minneapolis turned out to be a peak event in the anti police brutality and #BlacksLivesMatter campaigns. Consequently, the whole of America, and other parts of the world, erupted in protest. Some musicians have since used their music to highlight the issue. Here are 7 of the newly released songs.
Dax – “Black Lives Matter”
Canadian rapper Dax‘s music has always addressed topical issues and so, in the wake of the global protests, it is not surprising that he penned a song that represent the mood. Aptly named “Black Lives Matter”, the track features a soulful chorus that puntuates the artist’s lyrically gripping verses.
Davd Lyn – “Can’t Breathe”
Miami artist David Lyn created his new release “Can’t Breathe” to express his disillusionment regarding police brutality. “I was upset and I needed to get things off my chest through my music – this HAS to stop! There’s no more room in this world for racism!,” he says. “Can’t Breathe” is a melodic R&B tune with a powerful vocal delivery.
Nasty C x T.I – “They Don’t”
South African rap royalty Nasty C is currently transitioning into the international hip-hop scene. His latest piece “They Don’t” captures him articulating himself around the issue that’s on everyone’s lips: black lives matter. The record paired him with Atlanta very own T.I. and they both did it justice.
Jules Kyng – “Breathe For You”
Netherlands-based artist, songwriter and producer Jules Kyng has added his weight to the #BlacksLivesMatter campaign with the song “Breathe For You”. It’s a catchy Afro-pop flavored tune. The resounding message is that a society cannot be great until it’s great to its every member, which is of course, a flip of President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan ‘Make America Great Again.’
2nd Division – “Enough Is Enough”
2nd Division is a talented duo consisting of brothers Rashaun and Rashae Bean, who are both singer/songwriters. They have just released the song/video “Enough Is Enough” to voice their frustrations over police brutality.
Meek Mill – “Otherside Of America”
Philadelphia emcee Meek Mill’s new song “Otherside Of America” discusses race and life in his country. The rapper’s legal problems exposed flaws in the American justice system and he talked about it in his last studio album.
4rif – “Why Me?”
“Why Me?” is a song by 4rif in why he preaches love and unity amidst the current tensions.