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Chromeo Release ‘Quarantine Casanova’ EP with Proceeds for Charity

Chromeo have kept busy throughout the lockdown, working on brand new funky tunes for the masses — and now the duo presents the Quarantine Casanova EP in full for a great cause!

With tracks like “Clorox Wipe,” “6 Feet Away” and “Stay In Bed (And Do Nothing),” the quarantine vibes are real.   Not to mention, “‘Roni Got Me Stressed Out” and “Cabin Fever,” which we’re all feeling right about now.

Chromeo share via tweet:

It’s out! QUARANTINE CASANOVA streaming on all platforms. And if you wanna buy vinyl, merch or download the songs, we’re donating 100% of those net proceeds to @yourrightscamp’s COVID-19 Relief Fund to help Black and POC communities affected by the virus. 

There’s good reason to listen and even more to buy the EP for your collection, because 100% of proceeds go to Know Your Rights Camp’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. Chromeo have also shared links to Black Lives Matter resources, The Bail Project, ACLU, and Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

Enjoy!

Chromeo – Quarantine Casanova EP

Get it: https://chromeo.bandcamp.com/releases

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Dominic Lalli Launches Solo Project & New Single “Together” In Support of BLM

Dominic Lalli (1/2 Big Gigantic) just launched his solo project and dropped its first single all in one sweep — and all in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Together” is an uplifting jazz track putting the artist’s saxophone skills front and center. With the same soulful style that has led Big Gigantic’s discography over the years, Dom’s finds newfound inspiration from recent events and shares his hopes for a brighter future. It’s a message you can hear through the music.

He opens up in a social media post:

I wrote this song a couple months ago in the middle of the global pandemic. I woke up feeling every feeling— every emotion— and just wrote it, recorded it from my home and posted it up online. It was very in the moment. I wrote that I found comfort knowing that we were all in this together and that hopefully we’d all come out of it a little stronger and as better humans.

Now, today, as the global pandemic lingers, we find ourselves in the midst of what has quickly become the largest civil rights movement in history. This is a breakthrough moment for humanity. I feel a sense of togetherness now, more than ever, and if we keep pushing we know we will finally start to see real change where we need it most. We are uniting our voices, working together and we won’t back down. I am learning more everyday how I can be a better ally, friend and collaborator to the BIPOC (Black & Indigenous People of Color) who have inspired my music & my life.

All proceeds from “Together” will be donated to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Watch here and download below or donate directly here.

Dominic Lalli – Together

Stream/Download: https://dominiclalli.fanlink.to/Together

 

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Stormzy Pledges £10m, 50% Of His Net Wealth, To Black British Causes Over Next 10 Years

Many artists and celebrities have been giving money to black communities in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the US, sparked most recently by the murder of George Floyd. Now, Stormzy, popular UK grime artist, has made a massive and lasting contribution by pledging £10 million, 50% of his current net wealth, to black British causes over the next ten years.

While one time payments to charities are useful, recurring donations are exceptionally important as they give these organizations a firm idea of what their overhead will be in coming months and years so they can more effectively allocate those funds.

Read statements from Stormzy and Merky Records below.

“The uncomfortable truth that our country continuously fails to recognise and admit is that black people in the UK have been at a constant disadvantage in every aspect of life – simply due to the colour of our skin.”

“I’m lucky enough to be in the position I’m in and I’ve heard people often dismiss the idea of racism existing in Britain by saying, ‘If the country’s so racist how have you become a success?!’ And I reject that with this: I am not the UK’s shining example of what supposedly happens when a black person works hard. There are millions of us. We are not far and few.”

“We have to fight against the odds of a racist system stacked against us and designed for us to fail from before we are even born. Black people have been playing on an uneven field for far too long and this pledge is a continuation in the fight to finally try and even it.”

 

 

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Black Lives Matter On TikTok Adopts “Paris” by The Chainsmokers As New Anthem

The Chainsmokers released their hit “Paris” in 2017 following the success of their Collage EP the previous year, containing the major global smash hit, “Closer” with Halsey. It was the first single in what would eventually become their debut album, Memories… Do Not Open.

While the song was written as a metaphor for the journey through a young relationship, one section of the lyrics has given it a whole new purpose as it’s been adopted by the Black Lives Matter movement on TikTok as a new anthem.

I don’t know if it’s fair but I thought “How
Could I let you fall by yourself
While I’m wasted with someone else”

If we go down then we go down together

#ifwegodownthenwegodowntogether has emerged as a hashtag associated with the videos, emphasizing the solidarity that those who use it have with the black community. It’s been shared by Hispanics and the LGBTQ+ community, and even the Native American community has been included (first video below).

See some of the videos using the sound here.

@the.golden.rose@baerna.cosplay ##blacklivesmatter ##blm ##poc ##gorgefloyd ##istandwithyou ##blacklivesmattermovement♬ Paris – The Chainsmokers

@alexhampson♬ Paris – The Chainsmokers

 

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BTS & Big Hit Entertainment Donate $1 Million to Black Lives Matter Movement

K-pop group BTS and Big Hit Entertainment collectively donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement last week.

In an exclusive reveal to Variety, Big Hit’s big receipt was revealed on Friday along with a message — “we stand together.” Managing director of Black Lives Matter, Kailee Scales, confirmed the pledge and provided a statement:

Black people all over the world are in pain at this moment from the trauma of centuries of oppression. We are moved by the generosity of BTS and allies all over the world who stand in solidarity in the fight for Black lives.

The donation followed up #BlackoutTuesday, an online initiative in which the music world stood in unity with the black community. The point being to pause the music business and take action through education, peaceful protest, or by donating.

On that same day, K-pop fans took over the #WhiteLivesMatter hashtag to divert attention from racist messages coming through the feed. K-pop fans have continued to flood problematic hashtags throughout this past week, showing their persistent solidarity with the movement.

 

Source: Variety | Photo via Wikimedia Commons / Dispatch

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Republic Records, Milk & Honey Management Remove The Word “Urban” From Their Companies

Many people and companies are taking different approaches to being allies and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement these past two weeks. While donations, activism, petitions, and protests are the most common, Republic Records is taking a step at correcting one of the institutional examples of racism that have been a part of the music industry for decades.

In a post on social media yesterday, the Universal-owned label says it will “remove ‘urban’ from our verbiage in describing departments, employee titles and music genres.” The descriptor was often given to various forms of black-created music, whether or not the artist he- or herself was from any urban area.

It adds: “We encourage the rest of the music industry to follow suit as it is important to shape the future of what we want it to look like, and not adhere to the outdated structures of the past.”

Writes Music Business Worldwide, “Republic’s artist roster – via its industry partnerships – includes The Weeknd (via XO) and Drake (via OVO), in addition to the likes of Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber.”

The record label’s statement actually comes a day after management company Milk & Honey said they would eliminate “urban” from their company, as well.

MBW ran a report in 2018 in which “a run of senior executives in the global industry expressed their growing unease with the term ‘urban music.’” You can read that here.

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Excision, KSHMR, & More Donate Samples To Cymatics’ Black Lives Matter Charity Pack

Excision, KSHMR, Dirty Audio, Henry Fong, Riot Ten, Trizzy, Bricks, VindataLeah Culver, Dion Timmer, Graves and many more producers have teamed with Cymatics to raise money for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Excision shares in the post below: I’ve joined with @cymaticsfm to release a sample pack with 100% of the proceeds going to 3 charities that benefit the cause – Black Lives Matter, the NAACP Fund, & Campaign Zero. Please show your support by picking up this pack from myself, @dion_timmer, & many other amazing artists! 

The goal is to raise $100,000 for the Black Lives Matter movement and spread awareness against the corrupt actions of the justice system nationwide. Learn more about the following organizations or donate directly here:

The Hearts Charity Sample Pack – Vol. 2 is out now. Get it!

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I’ve joined with @cymaticsfm to release a sample pack with 100% of the proceeds going to 3 charities that benefit the cause – Black Lives Matter, the NAACP Fund, & Campaign Zero. Please show your support by picking up this pack from myself, @dion_timmer, & many other amazing artists! Link in bio.

A post shared by Excision (@excision) on Jun 5, 2020 at 1:57pm PDT

 

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Pretty Lights Makes His First Post In Two Years In Solidarity With Black Lives Matter, Donates $10,000

The protests going on around our country, and even in other countries across the globe, are the most important moments happening right now. So important, in fact, that it even brought Pretty Lights out of a long social media slumber to make a statement in solidarity.

Pretty Lights has not posted to any of his socials, as far as we can tell, since August 15, 2018. He broke that silence yesterday.

First off, I want to say I stand in complete solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and I 100% stand with all the humans raising their voices for desperately needed change in the world.

Racism IS A PROBLEM across the globe. Ugliness from our collective past lingers al around us in the form of inequality & fear & privilege.. and we must strive to recognize it in the world and in ourselvesand do everything we can to uproot it with love & compassion & action.

He also stated in his post he donated $10,000 to a community of bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers. (Donate here.)

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❤️BlackLivesMatter❤️

A post shared by Pretty Lights (@prettylights) on Jun 4, 2020 at 10:40am PDT

 

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Dolls Kill Called Out for Supporting Police Amid Nationwide BLM Protesting

The U.S. is in the middle of growing protests across the nation powered by the Black Lives Matter movement after the cruel death of George Floyd. Along with the peaceful protests, there is also rioting and looting taking place starting from Minneapolis and expanding to New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, and more.

Dolls Kill, an online fast fashion retailer, was one of the businesses looted and ransacked in Los Angeles on May 31. The company faced backlash after co-founder and CCO Shoddy Lynn posted a photo of a line of police officers dressed in riot gear in front their store in the Fairfax District and adding the caption, “Direct action in its glory #blacklivesmatter”

posting the very group ‘in its glory’ that is inflicting harm on innocent black people under the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag? doesn’t seem right. pic.twitter.com/nCoXFMv9E6

— raaj (@TabiOrNotTabi) June 1, 2020

Since then, the brand has been called out by various people for their stance seemingly more in line with police officers than with the victims of police brutality. Some of the backlash even called for boycotts against Dolls Kill. Celebrities and musicians SZA and Elijah Daniel voiced their frustrations against the online retailer.

hi everyone, meet Shoddy Lynn, the owner of @DollsKill, praising the police for shooting peaceful protestors outside her store.

do not ever shop there again.

do not even accept a brand deal from them again.

take a fucking stand. pic.twitter.com/m6pBMIYvAZ

— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) June 1, 2020

In response, the official Dolls Kill released a statement addressing how they “fucked up.” In the new Instagram post on their official page, they addressed that they were being too “slow to show our support of Black Lives Matter and we should have done more.” They went on to say that the brand “condemns racism, police brutality, violence, bigotry, and hate.” They concluded their post with a promise of pledging $1 million to buying products from black-owned businesses and fashion designers to promote on their website.

Shoddy Lynn also set her Instagram account to private.

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We fucked up. We should have been quicker + louder and this is what we r doing about it.

A post shared by Dolls Kill (@dollskill) on Jun 1, 2020 at 8:31pm PDT

But even the apology has been met with severe outrage from critics online.  Some called out how they posted their apology three times as individual posts along with three other BLM posts of black square tiles with hashtags for Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd respectively. This choice led critics to accuse Dolls Kill to care more about their online look and brand than the Black Lives Matter movement they claim to support.

Despite Dolls Kill saying that they “stand in solidarity” with protesters, there are others who were quick to point out that the fast fashion brand has unfollowed celebrities or influencers who have supported Black Lives Matter in the past. Rapper and songwriter Rico Nasty shared on Twitter how the Dolls Kill owner recently unfollowed her. Although Nasty said she was “not surprised,” she used to wear their outfits in the past. However, Rico Nasty has stated recently and frequently that she is in support of the Black Lives Matter protests.

Dolls kill owner unfollowed me… Not suprised .
See y’all at hot topic ✨ pic.twitter.com/FtofArf1I0

— TACOBELLA (@Rico_nastyy) June 1, 2020

This debacle for Dolls Kill has also unearthed other reasons to boycott them besides the ones related to their recent controversy. Back in 2014, Dolls Kill caught flak for being racist in selling a Native American headdress in their online store where they responded unapologetically. They have also taken heat for selling clothes with the phrases “Dead girls can’t say no” and “Goth is white”.

Dolls Kill is a brand that targets and sells to young adults and utilizes several aesthetics using their six collections. Known as “Dolls,” the collections range in style from goth, punk, kawaii, festival season, and raver.

 

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Run The Jewels Drop ‘RTJ4’ A Couple Days Early To Help Fans Cope

In support of the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, some artists have paused their album releases and music promo — but Run The Jewels just dropped their latest body of work, RTJ4, a couple of days early.

The duo has always used their platform to amplify the voices of minorities. As integral parts of the hip hop community, Killer Mike and El-P lead by example, serving as steadfast advocates for civil rights and consistently speaking out against racial injustice.

Upon the release of RTJ4, Killer Mike and El-P say:

Fuck it, why wait? The world is infested with bullshit so here’s something raw to listen to while you deal with it all. We hope it brings you some joy. Stay safe and hopeful out there and thank you for giving 2 friends the chance to be heard and do what they love.

No doubt, RTJ4 is going to get a lot of people through today. Listen here.

Run The Jewels – RTJ4

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Baauer Stands with Black Lives Matter Movement, Delays Forthcoming Album

Baauer was set to drop his forthcoming sophomore album PLANET’S MAD this Friday, June 5th — but in light of recent events, he’s pushing back the release indefinitely.

“I don’t wanna promote an album rn,” he explains in the post below. “Pushing till idk when.”

With everything that’s going on in our world, the album’s title almost seems like unbeknownst foreshadowing from the DJ/producer. Civil, political, environmental and health concerns plague the planet at this time — and right now, Baauer stands with those fighting against racial injustice.

“Justice for George Floyd. Black Lives Matter. Defund Disarm Demilitarize.”

From what we’ve heard, PLANET’S MAD is an evocative sonic and visual experience — which so far includes the title track, as well as “AETHER,” “YEHOO,” and “REACHUPDONTSTOP.”

I dont wanna promote an album rn. Pushing till idk when. Solidarity with all those fighting against racial injustice. Justice for George Floyd. Black Lives Matter. Defund Disarm Demilitarize.

— BAAUER — 🌏😡 (@baauer) June 1, 2020

PLACES TO DONATE:

Minnesota Freedom Fund

George Floyd Memorial Fund

I Run With Maud

Black Visions Collective

Reclaim the Block

Campaign Zero

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Black Lives Matter

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

American Civil Liberties Union

SIGN A PETITION:

Justice for George Floyd on change.org

From the petition page: “We are trying to reach the attention of Mayor Jacob Frey and DA Mike Freeman to beg to have the officers involved in this disgusting situation fired and for charges to be filed immediately.”

#JusticeforFloyd on act.colorofchange.org

From the petition letter: “I am outraged and disturbed by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police Department officers. For seven minutes, George Floyd and bystanders cried out and pleaded for his life as your officers choked him to death in broad daylight. This is an act of police violence committed on an innocent, unarmed Black man. No one deserves what happened to George. And it’s up to you to grant justice. I’m calling on you, the Mayor, to 1) block their pensions and 2) ban them from becoming police officers ever again. And County Attorney Freeman and Attorney General Ellison must immediately charge ALL four officers with murder. We’re counting on you to secure justice for his family.“

CONTACT STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS:

Reach out to representatives to demand justice and accountability. Find contact information at the links below:

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

Minneapolis District Attorney Mike Freeman

 

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Black Artists You Can Support Right Now By Streaming Their Music

Minorities and BIPOC, though they are responsible for creating the culture we now enjoy, are sadly pushed to the sidelines on lineups.

We recognize we need to do more work to lift up, highlight, and book BIPOC artists. Now, when we’re focusing so much on the contributions of these individuals to our culture, and forever after these protests are over, we recognize them.

Here are just a few artists you can stream right now to help during this time. This is not an exhaustive list, and, more importantly, streaming should not be the only thing you do to help, but it can help.

Black Lives Matter.

Moore Kismet

Chee

SayMyName

Thieves

12th Planet

omniboi

Black Coffee

Kaleena Zanders

Uniiqu3

Lunice

Troyboi

DJ Sliink

Felix Da Housecat

Stooki Sound

Green Velvet

Honey Dijon

Juan Atkins

Derrick May

Kevin Saunderson

Frankie Knuckles

PLACES TO DONATE:

Minnesota Freedom Fund

George Floyd Memorial Fund

I Run With Maud

Black Visions Collective

Reclaim the Block

Campaign Zero

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Black Lives Matter

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

American Civil Liberties Union

SIGN A PETITION:

Justice for George Floyd on change.org

From the petition page: “We are trying to reach the attention of Mayor Jacob Frey and DA Mike Freeman to beg to have the officers involved in this disgusting situation fired and for charges to be filed immediately.”

#JusticeforFloyd on act.colorofchange.org

From the petition letter: “I am outraged and disturbed by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police Department officers. For seven minutes, George Floyd and bystanders cried out and pleaded for his life as your officers choked him to death in broad daylight. This is an act of police violence committed on an innocent, unarmed Black man. No one deserves what happened to George. And it’s up to you to grant justice. I’m calling on you, the Mayor, to 1) block their pensions and 2) ban them from becoming police officers ever again. And County Attorney Freeman and Attorney General Ellison must immediately charge ALL four officers with murder. We’re counting on you to secure justice for his family.“

CONTACT STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS:

Reach out to representatives to demand justice and accountability. Find contact information at the links below:

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

Minneapolis District Attorney Mike Freeman

 

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Digital Mirage Pushed Back In Support of Black Lives Matter Movement

Brownies & Lemonade stands with the black community and has pushed back its upcoming installment of Digital Mirage originally scheduled for this weekend in light of recent events.

B&L shares in the post below, “We do not want our festival to divert any attention from the Black Lives Matter movement and the current state of the country.” Proximity echos the same statement on socials.

At this time and always, festival organizers strive to serve as allies — “We will spend this time educating on the deep injustices in this country and use our platform as a voice for change.”

Digital Mirage is rescheduled for June 12th – 14th, with proceeds going to the Equal Justice Initiative and Color of Change in partnership with Plus1. Kaskade, Malaa, A-Trak, Anna Lunoe, Baauer, Zhu and many more are scheduled to perform.

See the full statement below. RSVP for next weekend’s online fest here.

since some people are gonna be silent today, let us make some noise#BlackLivesMatter #blackoutuesday pic.twitter.com/4X0qTZnGr2

— Brownies & Lemonade 💜💛 (@TeamBandL) June 2, 2020

PLACES TO DONATE:

Minnesota Freedom Fund

George Floyd Memorial Fund

I Run With Maud

Black Visions Collective

Reclaim the Block

Campaign Zero

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Black Lives Matter

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

American Civil Liberties Union

SIGN A PETITION:

Justice for George Floyd on change.org

From the petition page: “We are trying to reach the attention of Mayor Jacob Frey and DA Mike Freeman to beg to have the officers involved in this disgusting situation fired and for charges to be filed immediately.”

#JusticeforFloyd on act.colorofchange.org

From the petition letter: “I am outraged and disturbed by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police Department officers. For seven minutes, George Floyd and bystanders cried out and pleaded for his life as your officers choked him to death in broad daylight. This is an act of police violence committed on an innocent, unarmed Black man. No one deserves what happened to George. And it’s up to you to grant justice. I’m calling on you, the Mayor, to 1) block their pensions and 2) ban them from becoming police officers ever again. And County Attorney Freeman and Attorney General Ellison must immediately charge ALL four officers with murder. We’re counting on you to secure justice for his family.“

CONTACT STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS:

Reach out to representatives to demand justice and accountability. Find contact information at the links below:

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

Minneapolis District Attorney Mike Freeman

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Bandcamp Pledges 100% Of Sales Every Juneteenth to NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Among all the music streaming/purchasing services, Bandcamp has consistently been one of the best options and most morally conscientious out there. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic began, Bandcamp was one of the first to offer days where 100% of the proceeds of an artist’s music went to the artist and the artist alone, with the site taking no cut.

Now, Bandcamp is pledging 100% of sales every Juneteenth (June 19th, the day in 1865 when enslaved African-Americans were informed of their liberation in Texas, the final former Confederate State where slavery was abolished), this month and every Juneteenth hereafter, to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. They’re also allocating an “additional $30,000 per year to partner with organizations that fight for racial justice and create opportunities for people of color.”

“The current moment is part of a long-standing, widespread, and entrenched system of structural oppression of people of color, and real progress requires a sustained and sincere commitment to political, social, and economic racial justice and change. We’ll continue to promote diversity and opportunity through our mission to support artists, the products we build to empower them, who we promote through the Bandcamp Daily, our relationships with local artists and organizations through our Oakland space, how we operate as a team, and who and how we hire.”

This pledge signifies that fighting against racism and intolerance is not a one-and-done affair. It is a struggle that must be constantly and consistently sought after; even when the job is done, there is always more to do. We stand with Bandcamp, with Black Lives Matter, and the families of all those affecting by police violence.

You can read Bandcamp’s full statement here.

PLACES TO DONATE:

Minnesota Freedom Fund

George Floyd Memorial Fund

I Run With Maud

Black Visions Collective

Reclaim the Block

Campaign Zero

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Black Lives Matter

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

American Civil Liberties Union

SIGN A PETITION:

Justice for George Floyd on change.org

From the petition page: “We are trying to reach the attention of Mayor Jacob Frey and DA Mike Freeman to beg to have the officers involved in this disgusting situation fired and for charges to be filed immediately.”

#JusticeforFloyd on act.colorofchange.org

From the petition letter: “I am outraged and disturbed by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police Department officers. For seven minutes, George Floyd and bystanders cried out and pleaded for his life as your officers choked him to death in broad daylight. This is an act of police violence committed on an innocent, unarmed Black man. No one deserves what happened to George. And it’s up to you to grant justice. I’m calling on you, the Mayor, to 1) block their pensions and 2) ban them from becoming police officers ever again. And County Attorney Freeman and Attorney General Ellison must immediately charge ALL four officers with murder. We’re counting on you to secure justice for his family.“

CONTACT STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS:

Reach out to representatives to demand justice and accountability. Find contact information at the links below:

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

Minneapolis District Attorney Mike Freeman

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Music Industry To Blackout Social Media Tomorrow In Solidarity with Protests #TheShowMustBePaused

What started as an idea from the marketing director of Atlantic Records and artist campaign manager of Platoon has become a wide spread stand in solidarity tomorrow, Tuesday June 2nd by the majority of the music industry. Every major record label and even Spotify are pledging to disconnect from work, social media and general music promotion efforts and reconnect with the community.

This comes in light of the ongoing protests which began in response to the murder of George Floyd and have since escalated to a general outcry of Black Lives Matter.

Labels Atlantic and Interscope have also pledged not to release any music this week whatsoever.

Here at Your EDM we will be joining these efforts with no publishing of articles tomorrow and no social media activity.

 

 

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Billie Eilish Speaks Out for George Floyd & Black Lives Matter Movement

Billie Eilish absolutely blasts the “All Lives Matter” slogan and holds nothing back in a recent social media post that’s drawing increasing attention.

In the pop star’s update below, she takes a stand for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement — a message that went out with much conviction to her 63.6 million followers over the weekend:

If I hear one more white person say ‘aLL liVeS maTtEr’ one more f**king time, I’m gonna lose my f**king mind. Will you shut the f**k up? No one is saying your life is not hard. No one is saying literally anything at all about you. All you mfs do is find a way to make everything about yourself. This is not about you. Stop making everything about you. You are not in need. You are not in danger.

She continues:

THE SLOGAN OF #blacklivesmatter DOES NOT MEAN OTHER LIVES DON’T. IT’S CALLING ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT SOCIETY CLEARLY THINKS BLACK LIVES DON’T F**KING MATTER!!!!!! AND THEY F**KING DO!!!!!!

In addition, Billie is joining in on Music Industry Blackout Tuesday. Tomorrow, a band of artists have vowed to “disconnect from work and reconnect with our community.” They’re pausing the show to promote accountability and change.

During this devastating time, we applaud all the artists speaking out for justice.

Read Billie’s full statement below.

Billie Eilish Speaks Out

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#justiceforgeorgefloyd #blacklivesmatter

A post shared by BILLIE EILISH (@billieeilish) on May 30, 2020 at 3:31am PDT

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tomorrow!!!!!!!

A post shared by BILLIE EILISH (@billieeilish) on Jun 1, 2020 at 11:40am PDT

 

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Lane 8 Delays All Music Releases In Response To Ongoing Protests

As the protests and riots rage on across America, Lane 8 is using his platform to take a stand.

Not only that, he’s putting his release schedule on pause during this especially dark time in our nation. “i have decided to postpone all upcoming lane 8 music releases indefinitely,” he opens up in the post below.

Though he’ll promises to return with new music at some point, “right now it’s time for other voices to be heard.”

He adds, “in the meantime i will be listening & working on ways to combat the racist system that i have benefitted so much from during my life.”

He signs off with the most important statement: “Black Lives Matter” and a donation for $500 to the NAACP.

Lane 8 Speaks Out

sending lots of love out to you all. pic.twitter.com/y7dSPghp2l

— Lane 8 (@Lane8music) May 31, 2020

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21 Savage – Nothing New

They thought I only rapped about murder and pistols
I’m tryna feed my family, I ain’t being political
You ain’t givin’ out money then they look at you pitiful
You make a couple million, niggas greedy, they envy you
Ayy, fuck that other side, we gon’ shoot up your Sprinter
I used to sell that crack and spray that MAC out that rental
Niggas run and hide when we roll down the window
Got a extendo and a hoodie, he can’t wait ’til December
Got a extendo and a hoodie, he gon’ shoot you on camera
Lost his faith in Jesus Christ, he prayin’ to a bandana
Police gunned his brother down, this shit too hard to handle
Loading up his chopper, he gon’ show ’em Black Lives Matter
Another nigga made the news, it ain’t nothin’ new
He done dropped outta school, it ain’t nothin’ new
He done got his first tool, it ain’t nothin’ new
Mama on that dog food, it ain’t nothin’ new
He smokin’ weed and he changin’, it ain’t nothin’ new
All his friends gang bangin’, it ain’t nothin’ new
Got a pocket full of hundreds and they all blue
Another nigga from the hood tryna ball too
Shit gettin’ outrageous
Treat us like slaves then they lock us up in cages
Young, black, poor, ain’t had a father since a baby
Why you think we skip school and hang out on the pavement?
Why you think we ridin’ ’round with choppers off safety?
Streets cutthroat, nigga, so I’m cutthroat
I used to sell dope, nigga, now I can’t vote
Poppin’ Percocets to kill the pain, I can’t cope
Anger in my genes, they used to hang us up with ropes
Civil rights came so they flood the hood with coke
Breakin’ down my people, tryna kill our faith and hope
They killed Martin Luther King and all he did was spoke
Welcome to the hood, yeah where niggas dyin’ at
Same place where the best chicken gettin’ fried at
Same place where the police killin’, tellin’ lies at
It ain’t just the babies, man, I swear the mama’s cryin’ now
Another nigga made the news, it ain’t nothin’ new
He done dropped outta school, it ain’t nothin’ new
He done got his first tool, it ain’t nothin’ new
Mama on that dog food, it ain’t nothin’ new
He smokin’ weed and he changin’, it ain’t nothin’ new
All his friends gang bangin’, it ain’t nothin’ new
Got a pocket full of hundreds and they all blue
Another nigga from the hood tryna ball too

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Foreword

Lyrics to ‘Foreword’ by Tyler, The Creator:

–Verse 1: Tyler, The Creator–
How many cars can I buy till I run out of drive?
How much drive can I have, until I run out of road?
How much road can they pave, until I run out of land?
How much land can it be until I run in the ocean?
Niggas go with the motion and all the plans
See I was never into the beaches and all the sand
See I was in the woods with flowers, rainbows and posies
Falling out of my pocket, but ya’ll want to know if I swam to cool down
How much cooler can I get until run out of fans?
How many fans can I have till they turn on the AC?
If the AC blow up, then I am TNT
I’m gone

–Bridge: Rex Orange County–
I’m gone and I’m finished
And, I ain’t seen my friends in a minute
Guess that nothing lasts forever
No, nothing lasts forever
Nothing sticks together
Sick of sitting in doubt
Please let me figure this out

–Verse 2: Tyler, The Creator–
Shoutout to the girls that I lead on for occasional head and always keeping my bed warm
And trying their hardest to keep my head on straight
And keeping me up enough till I had thought I was airborne
How many raps can I write till I get me a chain?
How many chains can I wear till I’m considered a slave?
How many slaves can it be till Nat Turner arrives?
How many riots can it be till them Black Lives Matter?
When niggas click, clack, splatter, pew, pew that nigga
Life a game of basketball, you better shoot that nigga
Cause if that cop got tricky, he better pull
Cause when I get pulled over, I usually play it cool
Cause I know what I’m driving is usually paid in full
And my ego and possessions, will not let me be one be
Cause I got a mansion, my mansion got some rooms
And rooms got some windows
And my windows got some views
And views get some stairs
And my backyard does too
And if you walk to the bottom
You’ll probably see a pool
You better not drown
Keep them ten toes up
Cause if those ten toes down
That mean that you fucked up
And that’s what I swim in

–Outro: Rex Orange County–
And if I drown and don’t come back?
Who’s gonna know? (Baby, then I’ll know)
And if I crash and don’t come back?
Who’s gonna know? (Baby, then I’ll know)
And if I fall and don’t come back?
Who’s gonna know? (Baby, then I’ll know)
I’m wondering if I don’t come back
Baby, then I’ll know

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Ice Cube – Good Cop Bad Cop

[Intro]
Break em off some
Yeah

[Verse 1]
Good cop, good cop fuckin’ wit that bad cop
What’cha doing boy? Turn in that blood clot
Buck shots they fly through drug spot
Robots can give a damn who the fuck shot
Clean cop, clean cop fuckin wit that dirty cop
Don’t act like yo ass never heard of that
Clean cop, clean cop fuckin wit that mean cop
Still trying act pride peacock
You know that mean cop might need detox
Mothafucka tried to blow me out me Rebox
But I swing like Jack and Bean stalk
Chop’em down when these bitches try to lock’em down
Hit the ground hit the turf
Warp the earth
Cube a kidnap your mind, Patty Herst
Bust a verse that a make yo ass hit reverse
Kill the curse that was placed on the universe
West Coast War Lord blacker then the Black Knight
Fuck a black & white when they ain’t actin’ right
Good cop, good cop filling out your report
Bad cop asking you to distort
Bad cop asking you to lie in court
Send another young brother up north
Send another young Sista off course
While them mothafuckas chill on the golf course

[Chorus]
Black police showin’ out for the white cop
White police showin’ out for the black cop
Black police showin’ out for the white cop
White police showin’ out for the black cop

[Verse 2]
Lazy cop fuckin wit that crazy Cop
Always bragging – bout the new case he got
Do or die cop with the suicide cop
Tell the truth cop wit that – "you a lie, cop!"
Are you fuckin high cop? Don’t even try cop
Ain’t no mothafucka drugs up in my spot
All you find in my closet is the high top
And my mothafuckin tickets to the skybox
Hold up nigga, I’m a rider
You a roller yep thee controller
Make me mad that’s when I get swole up
The Incredible Hulk is bipolar
Come out the cuffs knock off the rust
Throw my hands up you still wanna bust
The Trojan horse is full of excessive force
When they try to get aggressive nigga off the porch

[Hook]
Black police showin’ out for the white cop
White police showin’ out for the black cop
Black police showin’ out for the white cop
White police showin’ out for the black cop

[Verse 3]
Good cop, good cop, where is your dignity?
Where’s your empathy?
Where is your sympathy?
Bad cop, where’s your humanity?
Good cop, is that just a fantasy?
Hell on that nigga, snitch on that bitch
Truth be told, mothafuck the blue code
Fuck the po-po actin’ like Deebo
Already know Craig let the brick go
Black Lives Matter is not chit chatter
Cause all they wanna do, is scatter brain matter
A mind is a terrible thing to waste
A nine is terrible in your face
The mase has a terrible fuckin’ taste
The pen is a terrible fuckin’ place
The kings all hate the fuckin’ ace
The judge sabotaged my fuckin’ case
Racist motherfucker

[Outro]
Black police showin’ out for the white cop
White police showin’ out for the black cop

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Good cop bad cop – Ice Cube lyrics

Lyrics Ice Cube – Good cop bad cop

Good cop, good cop f*ckin’ wit that bad cop
What’cha doing boy? Turn in that blood clot
Buck shots they fly through drug spot
Robots can give a damn who the f*ck shot
Clean cop, clean cop f*ckin wit that dirty cop
Don’t act like yo a*s never heard of that
Clean cop, clean cop f*ckin wit that mean cop
Still trying act pride peacock
You know that mean cop might need detox
Mothaf*cka tried to blow me out me Rebox
But I swing like Jack and Bean stalk
Chop’em down when these b*tches try to lock’em down
Hit the ground hit the turf
Warp the earth
Cube a kidnap your mind, Patty Herst
Bust a verse that a make yo a*s hit reverse
Kill the curse that was placed on the universe
West Coast War Lord blacker then the Black Knight
f*ck a black & white when they ain’t actin’ right
Good cop, good cop filling out your report
Bad cop asking you to distort
Bad cop asking you to lie in court
Send another young brother up north
Send another young Sista off course
While them mothaf*ckas chill on the golf course.

Black police showin’ out for the white cop
White police showin’ out for the black cop. (x2)

Lazy cop f*ckin wit that crazy Cop
Always bragging – bout the new case he got
Do or die cop with the suicide cop
Tell the truth cop wit that – “you a lie, cop!”
Are you f*ckin high cop? Don’t even try cop
Ain’t no mothaf*cka drugs up in my spot
All you find in my closet is the high top
And my mothaf*ckin tickets to the skybox
Hold up nigga, I’m a rider versuri-lyrics.info
You a roller yep thee controller
Make me mad that’s when I get swole up
The Incredible Hulk is bipolar
Come out the cuffs knock off the rust
Throw my hands up you still wanna bust
The Trojan horse is full of excessive force
When they try to get aggressive nigga off the porch.

Black police showin’ out for the white cop
White police showin’ out for the black cop. (x2)

Good cop, good cop, where is your dignity?
Where’s your empathy?
Where is your sympathy?
Bad cop, where’s your humanity?
Good cop, is that just a fantasy?
Hell on that nigga, snitch on that b*tch
Truth be told, mothaf*ck the blue code
f*ck the po-po actin’ like Deebo
Already know Craig let the brick go
Black Lives Matter is not chit chatter
Cause all they wanna do, is scatter brain matter
A mind is a terrible thing to waste
A nine is terrible in your face
The mase has a terrible f*ckin’ taste
The pen is a terrible f*ckin’ place
The kings all hate the f*ckin’ ace
The judge sabotaged my f*ckin’ case
Racist motherf*cker.

Black police showin’ out for the white cop
White police showin’ out for the black coppp.
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