Cali MC Kendrick Lamar has slowly carved his own lane and become one of the most prolific new age artists of today. He’s more than a rapper, he’s a visionary and a dope MC. A voice in a thoughtless world. A refreshment.
The Compton native’s 2016 Grammys performance, a new age interpretation of the iconic Alex Haley Black history film, “Roots” set the Internet world ablaze and shined the spotlight directly on America’s racial injustice epidemic. It was also empowering all in the same.
In light of the many new current affairs, ie: Flint Water Crisis and murder and mass incarceration rates in The U.S., more and more big name artists are using their star power platforms to raise awareness about the social & racial injustices suffered by many blacks in America.
Queen Beyonce used her Super Bowl 50 comeback performance as a spotlight and ode to the Black Panther Party with an all girl militant style performance to her new single, Formation.
Protesters argue that her Panther-esque performance was somehow anti police, while most believed the performance was simply about empowerment.
Can’t win them all!
You be the judge and let me know what you think!