Listen to the giveitaspin.gr playlist soundtracking the Black Lives Matter movement.
We will be updating this playlist every time an empowering track comes our way. We embody the music for change. Stream all the songs of importance, that are reflecting the times in America/ and all over the world. People of the cosmos please don’t forget your beauty, strength, and power. We spin in this together.
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DSKYES – FREE YOUR MIND
DSKYES wrote this song after attending one of the many protests held in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd. The emotions of that day were indescribable but all his words came clear. ‘Free Your Mind‘ is dedicated to the countless families impacted by systemic racism and social injustice. All proceeds will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative and Campaign Zero.
DAN LEE x ROANN RO MESINA – ODE TO AN AK
Dan Lee wrote this history rhyme a year ago for his soon to come out in 2020 mixtape “Dojo 2: Vox Populi“. However, he saw everything going on in the world and felt like people needed to hear this song and its message sooner, especially due to what’s been happening in America.
INDUNA MUSIC – BLACK MAN RUNNING
Afro-Kiwi self-taught artist and producer InDuna takes flavors straight from his homeland and incorporates them into his Afropop infused soul sound. Inspired by the likes of Brenda Fassie and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, InDuna expresses himself and his experiences of growing up in a third world society through his music. He highlights the issue of racism and inequality through Black Man Running to make the topics a more common conversation.
JA’VELL – UNFORTUNATE TIMES
Ja’Vells track is one that is close to home in black culture and the climate currently in the USA. We thank him for his artistic music spirit!
In his words:
Speaking on we can’t negate that we as a people are still fortunate in ways and the plight away from Unfortunate Times which overwhelms the aim to still have fortunate times; Despite all America’s state. The urge to grind for long fortunate days, leaving that legacy for the next generations. Speaking from the oppressed perspective with hope towards the future. The Unfortunate times spoke about in unfortunate times have always been unfortunate times dated back. Such as slavery, Jim Crow, our prison system, the overall systematic oppression, etc. Speaking to the people and America more so in these times Unfortunate times call for change so that we as a people can rightly have the yearned fortunate times. Equality across the board for all human walks of life.
ALTER – GOOD DAY’S WORK
Another personal music story to be heard from ALTER:
“I broke my foot in the fall and was coming home after long days of commuting and feeling really exhausted and cynical and fed up with the world. This is sort of about turning that energy into the fuel for struggle. The vocal sample is from one of the early meetings that started the famous “rainbow coalition” in Chicago between the Black Panthers, the Young Lords, and the Young Patriots, who were working-class rednecks from the south who had moved to Chicago to find work. I like how it’s working-class white and black people realizing their common struggle but I also like how the song ends on a note of indecisiveness, like, you don’t know if it’s going to work in the end, and it’s sort of a challenge to the listener to follow through, interwoven with my own personal disillusionment, as a kind of challenge to myself to follow through.”
ABEL MERI – BLACK LIVES MATTER
Abel Meri just dropped a thoughtful and heartfelt timepiece set against the backdrop of the BLM movement. Thoughtful and heartfelt bars are laid over a soulful instrumental, inspired by the tragic death of George Floyd. The video was shot at the newly minted Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, DC.
CLIFTUN – WHOLE YEAR BEEN HALLOWEEN
Los Angeles based Cliftun poetically raps his experiences as a black male living in the world today – which is currently themed in a Halloween manner if you come to think of it! The track features vocals and production by Ryan Ansel too. As he tells his truth: Imaginative and child-like but mature with its message. A witty, raw, loud, and theatrical message. It’s left-handed middle child music.”
RICKY VERSETTI x WAYDE TERRELL x SoSANANTONE
This song was inspired by the injustice the minorities of America have had to endure as a direct result of racism and hate crime. It highlights the protest, and deaths of men at the hands of the police, the children in cages with no voice in the hands of ICE, and every other victim who has suffered mistreatment and abuse at the hands of those who have felt superior. #NoJusticeNoPeace
OZMOSIS – BETTER DAYS
Ozmosis, a name holding two definitions: the oSmosis in equalizing concentrations (back to high school chemistry) and the Z for gradual or unconscious assimilation of ideas or knowledge. Much respect to this chill/hip-hop artist I give. I can hear the truth in his rhymes, the soul, the fears, and the love. Better Days is a coping journey with the events of this crazy year and Ozmosis speaks of his personal mental struggles raising awareness. We are all remarkable, and if music could speak this warmth to everyone, it would all be eventually equalized through songs like this that deliver a bold and empowering message. Never turn your head down, just bob away to the sound.
Lil Brick x Dre The Monarch – STUDIO 22
Created by two college students – an African American and Indian American – this track’s aim is to address recent events in the socio-cultural landscape of America. Keeping an old-school, vintage Hip Hop vibe at all times, making sure to formulate each component of the song to sound like the late 90s/early 00s conscious rap. Dre is the first verse; and Lil Brick can be heard in the second. A genuine vibe, crank up the volume.
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