Black Artists Are Releasing New Music In Response to Police Brutality and Protests
Black lives matter, forever.
In response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, alongside the nationwide protests, Black musicians are releasing new songs addressing these issues and using their platforms to raise donations for the cause. Check out their songs below.
Terrace Martin uploaded a new song called “Pig Feet” featuring Denzel Curry, Kamasi Washington, G Perico, and Daylyt. “Pig Feet” showcases images in black and white from the nationwide protests against police brutality and discrimination. At the end of the video, Martin shows the names of Black people who were killed by police officers.
Martin shared, “Someone asked, how do I feel? I told them hurt, fearless, angry, aware and fully ready to protect me, my family & my people at all cost. I got together with Black men that felt the same way and created a work of truth. PIG FEET.” Stream Pig Feet here.
Dua Saleh, a nonbinary, Minnesota-based singer, released a new song about police brutality called “body cast.” They said, “This is a song I made with Psymun last year and intended to save it for a project in the future but I can’t wait that long with what is happening in my city of Minneapolis. This song is about police brutality and injustice.”
All of the proceeds will be donated to Black Visions Collective and Dua Saleh recommends listeners to “Please consider donating more than the suggested price (if you’re able to) Thank you.”
YG also shared a new song labeled “FTP,” which stands for “Fuck the Police.” The track is in response to the killing of George Floyd and nationwide protests. Listen to “FTP” on Youtube.
LL Cool J shared a video of himself rapping in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement and highlights names like Trayvon Martin, George Floyd, and many others. He starts off with “For 400 years, you had your knees on our necks” and also includes lyrics like “We refuse to live in hell while you live in paradise” and “Black lives matter, forever.” You can watch the video on IGTV below.