Janelle Monáe is already a darling of carefree Black girls everywhere, but her latest effort proves why she’s one of the most important artists out today.
In Hell You Talmbout,Monáe and her fellow Wondaland artists, including Jidenna, demand listeners remember the names of unarmed Black people killed by police and racial violence.
The powerful song features a hypnotic drum beat and chorus, and name checks Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Aiyana Jones, Michael Brown, John Crawford, Sharonda Singleton, Sandra Bland, and others.
— Jidenna (@Jidenna) August 12, 2015
Wednesday, Monáe and her Wondaland crew kicked off their Eephus tour by attending the #BlackJoyPhilly rally in the City of Brotherly Love. They followed it up by marching in Time Square in New York City on Thursday and performing the moving song, which no doubt will become an anthem for future #BlackLivesMatter protests.
— Keegan Stephan (@KeeganNYC) August 13, 2015
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