The line that grabbed me the most in Frank D’s “From Here” goes as follows:
They tried to shut it down, when a nigga started kneeling/but when a cop did it, to some it was appealing
Of course, that’s not to say the rest of the song is dismissive or easily dismissed. However, given the timing, it’s even more timely and potent than it may’ve been earlier or later. That’s because it was released about two weeks ago and came across my desk today–the day after Ahmaud Arbery’s killers were convicted of federal hate crime charges.
“From Here” doesn’t claim to have the answers, instead asking God for help, healing and guidance along the way over soulful production. This is all while asking those in the physical plane to stop senselessly hurting each other for quick fixes and gains. Frank D wants us to get together and get our just due, without the senseless violence and destruction of human life. It’s a combination of Jadakiss’ “Why” and Victory Lap Nipsey. In other words, it’s a track one should give a listen to, especially if they’re trying to figure out where to go next.
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