In response to the fallout of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, musicians continue to come out in full force for social justice by reached into their wallets and/or have shared new songs.
In addition to the latest efforts by The Weeknd, Kehlani, Kenny Beats, Michael Bublé and others, who’ve contributed massive amounts of money to social reform organizations, others are sharing their own experiences of growing up and living with racism. Meek Mill recently voiced his position amidst the madness with his blistering new track “Other Side of America.” Sampling Donald Trump’s controversial 2016 campaign speech, Meek gives an explosive breakdown of his come-up in Philly. He further added his own quote from an interview where he said “I always dreamed to be on CNN to be able to express myself and speak for the voiceless young men of America.” Check it out here.
On another music front, country star Kane Brown delivered a hopeful message with his song “Worldwide Beautiful” that aims to highlight peace and equality. Addressing a nation’s inability to come together and create change by killing each other, the track benefits the Boys and Girls Club of America, “to advocate for justice and equality for the millions of youth that are counting on us,” according to an announcement. Listen to “Worldwide Beautiful” here.
In updated news the police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck has now been charged with 2nd degree murder and 2nd degree manslaughter while the other three officers involved have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
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