The world is witnessing a possible shift in American society for the better. Protests have sparked across the nation demanding justice for George Floyd, but more importantly, for Black Americans who’ve had to deal with an oppressive system that’s worked against them. Artists and celebrities have used their platform to raise awareness — some through social media while others have used their art as a medium to speak to the people.
Plies, though regularly known for hilarious takes on Instagram, has delivered a powerful statement with his new song, “Equal.” His latest single finds him reflecting over a soulful, Southern instrumental as he details the years of oppression and racism that he and his ancestors have had to suffer through, especially from law enforcement officials.
Check out the track below.
Just got a text from my momma, said, ‘Babe, I hope you’re safe’
I text her back and told her I hope they don’t kill me by my race
Equal, we just wanted to be treated equal
You bleed red, I bleed red, we all people