From the artist: “For centuries, Ukrainians have been brainwashed with foreign ideas*, forced to act in foreign interests and fight someone else’s wars. Now we have to, finally, take responsibility for our actions and take charge.”

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From the artist: “”Stadium Pow Wow” is A Tribe Called Red’s first summer single of 2016. The energetic anthem continues to showcase Tribe’s unique style of music to the world. Featuring Black Bear, “Stadium Pow Wow” is ready to take on the world.”  

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Jack Harlow on Lil Nas X: “I think he’s giving a voice to a lot of people and kids who could use one. I think the community he represents could use someone who’s succeeding on a mainstream level — it doesn’t have to be a niche thing, it can feel like, Yo, you can be number […]

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Patria y Vida is a track that contemplates and manifests Cuba’s liberation in the near future. Its message is directed to Cuba’s communist regime without fear or a softening of their words. From the artist: “This song says: Your time is up. … I was born in this century, and we’re done with your lies […]

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From the artist: “Another fast moving Body Count track continuing my attempt to wake people up.”

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From the artist: “Shameika is real. When I first wrote the song, I was not entirely convinced she existed. Because I have this one memory and it’s a very big memory for me. But maybe I created this person. My third-grade teacher, Linda Kunhardt, was my favorite teacher. I’ve kept in touch with her over […]

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From the artist: “There are so many songs where people, they got a good message, they’re saying things that needs to be said, but they abandoned the song.  Some people are willing to do that, but the balance is very important to me. So I wanted to go back and make sure the lyrics were […]

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From the artist: “We’re suffocating as a people.  Every day, there’s a fear of being shot or killed or accused of something that we didn’t do. Freedom is not living in fear, and Black people have to live with that fear.” “I don’t understand how people don’t recognize what privilege is, and how we, as […]

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With an urging beat and evocative animation, “The Wolf” brings addiction to raging life. The disease is personified both in the lyrics and the visuals, where it takes the form of a monstrous, relentless wolf on the hunt. But it isn’t all hopeless – the video subtly suggests that mutual support and cooperation with other […]

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Since rocketing to fame, Lizzo has often been praised for championing body positivity by upending dominant ideals of health and beauty, which prioritize slim, white bodies. But Lizzo herself is unimpressed. “I’m sick of being an activist because I’m fat and Black. I want to be an activity because I’m intelligent, because I care about […]

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