Big K.R.I.T., Akon & B.o.B. Have A Message For The System (Audio)
In a week that has witnessed the devastating murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Hip-Hop is speaking out quickly. As Black men and women are dying at the hands of law enforcement without conviction, DJ Greg Street brings B.o.B., Big K.R.I.T., and Akon together for “I Am Somebody.”
Built around Reverend William Holmes Borders’ poem, the Hip-Hop song shows that after 75 years since the ink hit the page, changes must still come. Krizzle, Bobby, and Konvict express the complexities of being Black in 2010s America.
This is heartfelt Hip-Hop with consciousness and substance at a time when the world might not make sense. Reverend Jesse Jackson’s reading of Borders’ poem plays as the chorus on the grabbing song. Three unlikely artists come together for a resounding call to action.
Earlier this week, Krizzle released 12 songs in an astounding 12-hour period.