Jay Z, Miguel and other artists release music in response to #AltonSterling, #PhilandoCastile and Dallas
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Last night, from his hotel room in London, Miguel recorded and released the song "How Many" in which he cries out for the black lives that have been lost at the hands of police brutality and gun violence. As Miguel's Instagram post states that he will be "updating this song as it evolves weekly," it proves a stark reminder of the fact that there is so much more work to be done to save humanity in this world and the next
Swizz Beats and Scarface teamed up to create the track, "Sad News" in dedication to Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. The storytelling track paints a vivid picture of the common stories of shooting deaths, the tragedy amongst families, and the unjust system that allows police officers to be held unaccountable for their actions
Houston icon, Z-Ro teamed up with legendary producer, Mike Dean to release the combative track, "No Justice, No Peace" following the Dallas shooting late Thursday evening. Z-Ro's gut-wrenching lyrics ring out as a call for action and a demand for change in police departments
At this time when #selfcare is necessary to protect the sanity and sanctity of our minds and bodies, it's refreshing to see artists use their talents to voice their frustrations and feelings. As we all try to figure out a way to decompress and recharge after this exhausting week, hopefully these songs can help you stay connected to the movement and find ways to use your talents to make a change as well
Have you listened to any of the songs above or know of any other artists that have released songs this week? Tell us about it in the comments