#BlackLivesMatter Protest Music - 22 Track Mix Tape For The Movement
Over the last four months as the United States has exploded in protest after the police killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and many other unarmed African American men. Hip Hop artists who have been directly involved in the movement as well as some Hip Hop legends and superstars have come out with a steady stream of movement music. This should just be the beginning with a public challenge put out recently to musicians by Questlove of the Roots to make more protest music, "I urge and challenge musicians and artists alike to push themselves to be a voice of the times that we live."
Check out our mix tape of the songs that have come out so far from: J. Cole, D'Angelo, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), Rebel Diaz and the Reminders, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), John Legend and Common, Lauryn Hill, Kendrick Lamar, Alia Sharrif, Wu-Tang Clan, Stevie Wonder, Amir Sulaiman, De La Soul and Chuck D, Hasan Salaam and Immortal Technique, the youth in the streets of Ferguson, Tef Poe, Killer Mike, Jasari X, Muja Messiah, Brother Ali, Boots Riley and one of the creators of the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag and movement Alicia Garza
2.Protesters on the front lines in Ferguson chant the powerful words of Assata Shakur in front of the police "It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love and support one another. We have nothing to loose but our chains."
3.CPR - #BlackLivesMatter - Ali Shaheed Muhammad ft. Merna, JaPoet, David Luke
4.D'Angelo - Black Messiah Album
5.Rebel Diaz featuring the Reminders - "Run"
6.Thoughts on the Upheaval From a Global Perspective - Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)
7.John Legend & Common "Glory" from the film Selma
8.Lauryn Hill - "Black Rage"
9.Kendrick Lamar - "i" - Saturday Night Live
10.Alia Sharrief feat. Amina Bell - "Black Heroes"
11.Wu-Tang Clan - "A Better Tomorrow"
12.One of the most powerful pieces of poetry you will ever hear in your life - Amir Sulaiman "Come To The Hills (We Must Win)"
13.Stevie Wonder Goes on Tour Dedicated to Ferguson
14.De La Soul Featuring Chuck D - "The People"
15."JERICHO" - Hasan Salaam ft. Immortal Technique & Hezekiah
16.Killer Mike's Powerful Run the Jewels pre-show speech the day that the non-indictment of Darren Wilson was announced
17.Kendrick Lamar - "Tell em we don't die, we multiply"
18."Jordan Miles" - Jasiri X
19.Tef Poe - "War Cry" Powerful words from one of the protest leaders who has been in the streets of Ferguson since day one
20."Pocket Full of Slave Owners" Muja Messiah ft. Brother Ali, and Boots Riley
21.#BlackLivesMatter Co-Creator On The New Civil Rights Movement
22.Rebel Diaz - "Which Side Are You On? Remix" (feat. dead prez, Rakaa Iriscience)