Joe Budden: Freedom Freestyle
In response to current protests against police brutality, NYFOS is re-posting Songs of the Day from tenor Joshua Blue, who has been bringing our attention to the Black Lives Matter movement on Song of the Day since 2017. He is currently requesting donations to support the Equal Justice Initiative.
A remix of Beyonce, and Kendrick Lamar’s “Freedom” this piece is filled with references to the Black Lives Matter movement as well as actual video content from many of the murders and assaults on people of color from the past few years. The work is combined with Jesse Williams’ incredibly powerful BET Awards speech about cultural appropriation.
“Land of the free, the home of the brave/Can’t let us be, we’ve grown from slaves/It’s there if you want to read/I mean it’s all in the page”
cw: strong language, violence, murder, blood, disturbing images
Originally posted August 12, 2017