Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino and N.W.A. are going to have some more fans by the time quarantine finally ends globally. New reports claim the rap stars’ biggest protest song lyrics are being looked up right now.
K. Dot x Protests
According to reports, last week’s shocking murder of black man George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement has motivated people to look up some of the biggest protest records of all time. Records including Kendrick’s “The Blacker the Berry” and Gambino’s “This is America” are receiving ample attention on sites like Genius.
Fans have turned to music while rising up against the latest high profile incident of police brutality against African Americans, flocking to Genius to revisit the lyrics that currently resonate with them the most. Songs experiencing the biggest surges on Genius include Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name,” Childish Gambino’s “This is America,” Kendrick Lamar’s “The Blacker the Berry,” and N.W.A’s “F-ck tha Police.” (Genius)
YG x FTP
This week, rap star YG delivered some huge news. The hip-hop veteran revealed plans to soon release his new “F*ck The Police” record to the masses.
“#F*CKTHEPOLICE this week” -YG’s Instagram
Wait, There’s More
This past weekend, music superstars JAY-Z and Beyoncé relied on the power of social media to speak out on black man George Floyd‘s death. Young Hov discussed the Minnesota governor taking serious action to have the cops prosecuted while Bey released a personal video message.
“If you want to demand more charges brought on all those involved in the death of George Floyd, click the link in my bio to sign the petition.” -Beyoncé’s Instagram
Before You Go
Sunday night, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz revealed JAY personally reached out to him. Walz referred to the music entertainer as more than a musician.
“I received a call last night – to understand how big this was – from Jay-Z. Not international performer but dad stressing to me that justice needs to be served. … It was so incredibly human… It was a dad, and I think quite honestly a black man whose visceral pain of this that he knew. His words summarized that justice needs to be served here. … [Jay-Z] said he feels the compassion and the humanity of these folks who are speaking. He knows the world is watching, and how Minnesota handles this is going to have an impact across the country. It’s a positive sign that someone of a stature, that has a presence like that, is focused in the moment of what Minnesotans are focused on.” (CBS Minnesota)