The recording artist Prince has recorded the song “Baltimore” in response to the unrest in Baltimore, MD. An official statement from spokesperson Yvette Noel-Schure said that the song “addresses the unrest in Baltimore and the socio/political issues around the country in the wake of a slew of killings of young black men.”
I applaud Prince for stepping up and utilizing his platform to address the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in this country. This recording has cemented in my mind that hip-hop will no longer address social issues. It’s all about the money with rappers now; speaking out against injustice is no longer en vogue. Corporate America has seized control of the art ensuring that rappers only rap about money, hoes, and drugs.
Thank you, Prince, for stepping up and doing what the Hip-Hop community wouldn’t do.
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