Rapper Big Pooh Says the Shooting of Unarmed People of Color Must Stop (Audio)

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More than two months ago, Ambrosia For Heads gathered some intel that Rapper Big Pooh might be crossing paths with Apollo Brown for a project called Words Paint Pictures. It’s 2015, and not gloating or anything, but we were right. The artwork and March 24 EP release date were confirmed by Mello Music Group today:


With the details in place, Pooh and Apollo broke the ice with “Stop.” Told in a narrative style, the song reacts to the police shooting unarmed men (and boys) of color in America not only in the past year, but throughout recent history. Pooh told XXL a particular incident in Columbia, South Carolina he saw on the news made him pick up a pen and open up in a different light.

What’s more, “Stop” employs a different, really slow-cooked, thought-out delivery from the Little Brother co-founder. After a series of albums in the last five years, this is as grabbing as any first single heard from the Virginia native.

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