Say His Name, Say Her Name: Listen to Janelle Monae’s new protest anthem

08.13.15 4 years ago

Janelle Monae and her Wondaland Records cohorts have crafted a drum-and-voices protest anthem for these days of racial unrest and #blacklivesmatter protests. Monáe, Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, Deep Cotton, St. Beauty, and George 2.0 all jump in.

“Hell You Talmbout” is posted to Soundcloud as a free download to boot. The names of black Americans who died while in police custody or in clashes with the police — like Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland and Erik Garner — are boldly chanted over it's 6-plus minutes.

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