In this day and age when social injustice is occurring and as humans need music more than ever. It is a time for all of us to come together and inspire one another. As we all know music is more then just an art form it is a voice, a voice for many people who don’t have one, or perhaps need a voice to encourage them. Here are a few artist currently using their voices to help make a difference. Make sure to add these songs to your playlist!
Our Compton boy has a bunch of inspiring songs pumping through the speakers but that’s no surprise because I knew he would continue to inspire. As soon as I read of the advice he mentioned his mother gave him as fame began. “Tell your story to these black and brown kids, Let them know you was just like them, but you still rose from that dark place of violence, becoming a positive person.” ENOUGH SAID. from that moment on I knew he would not disappoint! Here are the favorites: I love myself, Alright and The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice.
M.I.A., She is a rapper, singer-songwriter, born in London to parents of Sri Lankan Tamil descent. At six months old, her family moved back to Sri Lanka but in 1986, moved back to London as a refugee at age 11. Despite all of that she grew to be an amazing Artist, record producer, director, visual artist, photographer, fashion designer, model and most importantly an activist. The song below is expressing for refugees, those fleeing from war and conflict in their country. If you haven’t heard it before get ready to put it on repeat!
YG, is an American rapper from Compton, California. In 2009, he released his debut single, “Toot It and Boot It” & now here he is with his anti Trump anthem FDT (F#%K Donald Trump) adding several controversial video clips, including the Republican calling for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. and appropriately ending the video with… well you have to see for yourself!
Lets get real she needs no introduction she’s freaking LADY GAGA! Here she is with her song “till it happens to you” using her beautiful voice to share her story of sexual violence. Making this song to help other sexual violence survivors and bring awareness to the dark truth.
“I touched my own hair. I felt how soft it was, saw how it would move back into place after I pulled at it, and I felt love for my hair.” But Solange didn’t always feel that way, her album “A seat at the table” speaks about self-preservation, racism, identity, self love and healing. The song below is so powerful and beautiful listen and feel the love!
A Tribe Called Quest
A Tribe Called Quest is one of Hip Hops most legendary, beloved and revered groups of all time and for good reason. Easily recognized for their unique sound and style and most recently by their amazing performance at the 2017 Grammys Performing “We the people” a song about intolerance and fear, it is an inspiring anthem to remind us the power we hold UNITED.