You can tell a song’s about it when it starts off with an audio clip from a Black revolutionary. I used to set up True’s tracks with legendary audio clips to set the revolutionary mood and soundscape. It’s one of those things that’ll grab attention and demand respect.
On JuJu Rogers’ “Long Live John Africa,” he decides to take a clip which describes what The Move Organization, a Black empowerment group founded by John Africa, is known for and what they do. This sets up the vocals and lyrics sprinkled throughout the track, as Rogers stands up against tyranny and racism in his bars. Music can be just as much of a protest against ignorance and idiocy as a raised fist, which is something Rogers understands by making his music melodic but also thought-provoking. Check it out below and remember to support dope music in all its forms.