For his latest, Jim Jones delivers a powerful new single titled “The People,” which is produced by Harry Fraud and sees the Harlem veteran keeping it real about racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s passing:
“Kaep took a knee, but I think it’s time to take a stand, that crooked cop put his knee on the neck of a sacred man/
We still searching for equal rights inside this racist land, it all started when Columbus docked here to take the land/
With the spirits of the Haitians, we take the power or the land back … every time we dig our way out, we sinking like a sand trap/
We need more than reparations, man why can’t you understand that, we spell AmeriKKKa with three K’s…/”
“The People” adds to a growing collection of revolutionary hip hop created by Ty Dolla $ign, Run The Jewels, Eric Bellinger, Conway The Machine, YG, and more — all created in the midst of the war against oppression in America.
Taking to social media, Jones spoke on Tuesday’s communication blackout, also hashtagging his intention to vote Democrat in the upcoming presidential election:
“[Social media] is a vital form of communication… this is how most of us learned about [the] tragedy [that] happened to George… and besides CNN this is how we get to see [what] is actually going on in these streets between the police and [the] people… this how we been holding police accountable for [their] action [with the] power of social media… we so deep in it I don’t think this is [the] right time to cut out vital communication…”
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