As an artist, I grew up in the Hip Hop culture where MC’s not only rhymed braggadocio lifestyles, they reflected on black culture as well. MC’s and hip hop groups like Public Enemy, KRS-One, Poor Righteous Teachers, X-Clan, Paris, Ice T, Brand Nubian and many more spoke of history and present times that schools didn’t. Hip Hop was a learning tool for many kids and teens and adults as far as bridging the gap of awareness to where we stood in America. It also was a platform for speaking out against the injustice we as a people have faced from our past to the present. Mainstream media has created a monster with Hip Hop exploiting the negative aspect of this genre to make it appear as though this is all that exists. There is a very positive side to Hip Hop as well and it’s not only in the fact that it will make you dance, but we also have a message that still resonates. As I watch the news daily, I continue to see police brutality in the forefront. What upsets me about the situation is the deaths have come as a result of petty and innocent things such as arguments, small tickets, and a kid dying because he was waving a toy gun. I know there are two sides to all stories, but with technology and cameras rolling, we have been forced to watch too many police stops gone viral. Anytime something goes viral, it becomes a disease and that’s what has happened with police brutality as we have watched it spread to places we never heard of. As much as I wish it would stop, it continues and I could be next, you could be next, it’s like a spinning wheel and where it stops no one knows. With that being written, I was inspired to record out of my norm and speak on this current dilemma we are faced with. The song speaks volumes as it addresses what many are afraid to speak on. If only one hears this and understands, I am at satisfaction, but the more it reaches the more it teaches. So let’s get this out to the masses and let our voice be heard! Tag it, share it, copy it, play it, say it!!!
“What Are We Fighting For? Justice
What Are We Fighting For? Equality
What Are We Fighting For? Peace
And Stop The Killing…..THE POLICE!”
As a whole, we are taught to love everyone regardless of anything considered. With that being said I got love for all!