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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The Chicks’ brooding anthem “March March” is at once sweeping and specific in its call for social reform. Released during the swell of protests in the summer of 2020 sparked by the murder of George Floyd, the video puts the ongoing struggle for racial justice front and center by showing the names of hundreds of […]

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Indie folk band Bon Iver’s “AUATC” immeidately brings memories of the hit 90’s song, “Shed a Little Light”, by James Taylor. The band put out a statement with this song that calls for people to support charities globally, locally, and nationwide. Read statement from band here.

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The late icon found himself deeply troubled by the death of Freddie Gray. In response Prince wrote a tribute to the city that reflected on the disturbances seen across the nation in the last few years. From the artist: “The system is broken, it’s going to take the young people to fix it this time. […]

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Grandson has made no secrets about his source of inspiration for this Rage Against the Machine cover….Tom Morello. A statement from Grandson: “The intention was to juxtapose a story of Mexican migration/indentured servitude with Delta Deep South American blues as a commentary on slave labor and the perversion of the American Dream. What’s more American […]

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This visually stunning Sean Evans video is a futuristic take on the story of labor activist Joe Hill who was killed by a firing squad in 1915. A statement from Tom Morello: “Revolutionary labour troubadour Joe Hill was murdered by a Utah firing squad for a crime he did not commit. They pinned a heart […]

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Gary Clark Jr. experienced a lot of racism growing up in the American south and ‘This Land’ is a testimony to some of those incidents and emotions.  To the Rolling Stone Gary Clark Jr. described his youth as “getting dog shit in the mailbox, people writing ‘nigger’ on my fence outside my parent’s house, riding […]

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Riot grill pioneers Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) and Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile) lend their vocals to a parody of the 1980’s film 9-5 starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton. The film is a very well suited metaphor of pay inequality and a fun way to make a serious statement.

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On December 28th, 2016 there was an incident of police brutality that took place in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. “Children” was written in response to this incident and showcases the response of youth communities to these incidents.

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