Say Their Names. - A Tribute to Black Lives Matter

I think of the parents, the children, the communities. We have to do better. This has to stop. End police violence, now.

Say Their Names. - A Tribute to Black Lives Matter

Railroad Park: Ashland, Oregon.

The story goes that a Black Lives Matter poster went up last week, and someone was caught on video tearing it down.

The next day, this happened. It is a very intense experience just to read all the names. And as a father, I think of the parents, the children, the communities. We have to do better. This has to stop.

End police violence, now.

For July 4th, I wanted to highlight some recent music from Danielle Ponder, King Bliss, Otis Mensah x Hemlock Ernst, and Brian Fender x TxTHEWAY.

#BLM

#DefundthePolice

Classic Soul Vibes from Rochester. - Danielle Ponder: Poor Man’s Pain
Every nuance, every note ending, is both artfully crafted and casually raw.
Social Commentary Disguised as Smooth Hip Hop from Toronto. - King Bliss: Chalice
Documents a harsh day-to-day reality, and the instinct that is necessary to survive in a world of systemic injustice and double standards.
Illuminating Hip Hop Explores a World of Compromises. - Brian Fender x TxTHEWAY: Running Outta Time
An intimate and illuminating narrative about what it takes to find inspiration in a world that chooses not to see the best in you.
Existential Hip Hop from Sheffield in Collab with Future Islands. - Otis Mensah x Hemlock Ernst: Breath of Life
Offers listeners a moment to confront their own, internal contradictions of spirit and intention.

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Krister Axel

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