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Jazmine Sullivan is breathing new life into Randy Newman’s song “Baltimore” which was famously covered by Nina Simone calling attention to the Baltimore riots of 1968.

“Baltimore” is one of the songs featured on the Nina Simone documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?

A Nina Simone tribute album featuring Common, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill and Sullivan will coincide with the Netflix documentary.

Take a listen to Sullivan’s version “Baltimore,” with images from yesteryear and today.

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  • Jazmine Sullivan is an amazing singer. So, I knew before even listening to her voice that she will hit it all of the ball park. Once, I listened to Jazmine Sullivan, my perceptions are proven accurate. Jazmine did a great job. Also, Nina Simone was a very conscious Sister. I liked how the video showed images from Baltimore in 1968 and in 2015. Yes, black people have been in the forefront of revolutionary struggles in America. We definitely shape the times in enumerable ways.

    #Baltimore Rising.

  • Mary Burrell

    Yeah, Nina Simone was about supporting black people.

  • saniel

    Thank you