We’ve heard it before. From Kendrick Lamar‘s “Alright” to Salomon Faye‘s “Black Power,” songs responding to social injustices are once again, and unfortunately, a thing again. While the arts have always been a way to express opinions and stances on current events, the increase of hip hop artists tackling the issues in the Black community are a direct representation of the current state of our country and the mindset of many who are simply tired of the mindless actions taken against said demographic.
MorValue artist Zeyi illustrates the undertone and concerns of the wronged with his documentary-esque video, “When There Is Hopelessness, People Revolt.” Laying lyrics over a 90s classic that also played as a sign of the times (Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg‘s “Deep Cover”), this track plays as an effort to point out that the humanity of Blacks should be a commonly understood birthright and not a privilege to potentially be earned over time.
With an upcoming EP titled No Promises, we should expect to hear more hard-hitting material from this artist.
Watch Zeyi’s new video for “When There Is Hopelessness, People Revolt” below:
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