Posts Tagged ‘black lives matter’

Roc Nation’s New Album “REPRISE” Is a Unified Demand for Reparations and Social Justice

by Maddy Ipema
Roc Nation has come together on a brand new collaborative album, Reprise. The sole mission of these various artists was to create a project that is devoted towards unearthing and creatively articulating the social injustice and systematic racism of our country. Reprise has features from Buddy, Ty Dolla $ign, Jorja Smith, Vic Mensa, Rapsody, D […]

Megan Thee Stallion Uses SNL Performance to Share an Important Message

by Marissa Bachrach
On October 3, NBC’s Saturday Night Live came back to stages in studio 8H at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Chris Rock hosted the season 46 premiere with rapper Megan Thee Stallion as the musical guest. Megan took to the stage to perform her song “Savage (Remix),” and during an instrumental break, she delivered […]

Kanye West and Travis Scott Are Confronting the Erasure of African American History and Culture

by Maddy Ipema
Kanye West and Travis Scott have just joined forces with their brand new single, “Wash Us in The Blood.” This single is eliciting the wrath of the old Kanye in full re-birth: Is the radical, revolutionary Kanye back? Kanye West has made it known that he is a major Trump fan, yet Trump fans are […]

Anderson Paak Wants You to Acknowledge That the People Are Rising

by Maddy Ipema
Anderson Paak has dropped a new single, “Lockdown,” and it begs the question – How is the world claimed to be in a state of “lockdown” while Black Lives are being taken and robbed every single day? The world cannot simultaneously be at a standstill while it is also on fire. The world cannot continue […]

Alicia Keys Chants the Chorus to This Moment

by Julia Colasanti
On Juneteenth 2020, Alicia Keys released a ballad to amplify the chants pouring through masks at every protest. “Perfect Way To Die” addresses police brutality by leading the listener through a narrative that is too often lived and ignored. “Simple walk to the corner store/Mama never thought she would be/Getting a call from the coroner/Said […]

Lil Baby Talks About the Bigger Picture

by Eric Hendrix
Last week, rapper Lil Baby released a song called “The Bigger Picture.” The song was released with a video featuring Lil’ Baby protesting at a Black Lives Matter rally which matches the theme of the song. The song touches on a lot of the issues that are prevalent in the country today. On a recent […]