Song of the Day: Who Am I (Black Lives Matter) – Rak-Su

In the light of recent events, and in support of the BLM movement – Watford group RAK-SU have delivered a thought-provoking charity single, ‘Who Am I’.

Written and produced by Rak-Su, ‘Who Am I’ samples John Boyega’s speech at Hyde Park. All proceeds from the release will go directly to their charity of choice, mental health organisation ‘Black Minds Matter’. Read more about the charity, take time out and visit their website: https://www.blackmindsmatteruk.com/.

Speaking on the release, Rak-Su explains: “Who am I is a raw release of emotion from us. We’re fortunate to be living a good life here and have a lot of white friends and fans, yet we felt like it was important to say to them ‘even though you love us, there are people getting severely mistreated or even killed just because they look like we do.’ And whilst it’s not something we’ve ever spoken up about before, it’s not because we never experienced racism; instead growing up we normalised it and just learnt to deal with it. George Floyd’s murder triggered a lot of people including ourselves and this was our way of dealing with it. Ashley’s mother over-heard us working on the song at home and walked into the room crying; this told us that we were definitely saying something important!”

Check out Rak-Su’s hard-hitting video for ‘Who Am I’ below…

KANDA Reflects On Racial Inequality With Emotive Single, ‘Never The Same’

16-year-old Sachin Kanda – aka – KANDA‘s brand new hip-hop single, ‘Never The Same’, is a hard-hitting, emotional piece that expresses societies feelings towards racial inequality and the need for change. A simple acoustic sounding instrumental highlights KANDA’s passionate vocals and lyrics leaving room for the words to resonate with the prospective listener.

“Being a singer-songwriter, I have been working on a project to express my thoughts and emotions about society and its attitudes towards people of colour. Black Lives Matter, and we, as a community must do better to make a change and love another. Rest In Peace George Floyd and countless others who have suffered at the hands of injustice of racial profiling and police brutality. I hope my music too can make a difference”.  – KANDA

KANDA has released a variety of songs throughout 2020, one of which (K.O.T.J) was played by BBC Introducing Coventry & Warwickshire. In addition to this, KANDA has performed at the 02 (London) in the final of the Open Mic Competition UK.

Check out the video for ‘Never The Same’ below…

New Track: Overtime – Adian Coker

Following the recent release of ’24 Carat’, ADIAN COKER shares his brand new effort ‘Overtime’, the second single from his forthcoming EP ‘Buena Vistas’, to be released June 2nd on Kitsuné.

‘Overtime’ certainly reflect his busy schedule as the three-minute inspirational smasher documents the long hours he spent investing in, not just only his dreams and aspirations, but for others from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The London-based spitter has always been involved in community work – from working at Youth Clubs, participating in workshops for various charities to supporting social causes such #BlackLivesMatter last year and recently the #ZeroDiscrimination movement for which he recorded a touching video poem that the United Nation on released on Zero Discrimination day (watch here.)

But before you head off, have a listen to ‘Overtime.’

 

 

New Track: What – Chill (of 3KNGZ)

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3KNGZ recruit CHILL kicks off his upcoming album, Unapologetically Black, with a powerful yet delicately arranged release entitled What. Seriously, this is a truly hard-hitting track – go check it out.

New Track: No Luck (Birds Chained to the Sky) – Soho Kings

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It may be fast approaching winter but SOHO KINGS set the temperature rising  with their latest release, boldly addressing the lack of equality in today’s world…there’s some hard-hitting messages in there; better check it out!