Veteran rapper Awkword has released a new single protesting the police and prisons. Helping him make the song drop hard and adding vocals to the hook is producer Jesse Jett.
According to the statement on the YouTube video the “Ten Demands for Justice envisions a new society in which prisons and police are no longer necessary, and communities are equipped to provide for their own health and safety.
Ten Demands for Justice offers a roadmap for the defunding and then full abolition of police and prisons, beginning with immediate actions to end police violence as well as racism and classism in policing, prosecution and sentencing.”
Gordon Koang is a South Sudanese musician who recently dropped a new song titled Asylum Seeker. According to the artist’s YouTube page the song is “a love song and a message of hope and support, praising their [asylum seekers and refugees] courage and asking them to have patience in the long wait for permanent residency status in Australia.”
Gordon himself has had to go through the terrible process of seeking refuge in a strange place and along with his cousin, Paul Biel who also accompanies him in music, he was granted residency in Australia after a 5 year wait.
‘Stand Up / Asylum Seeker’ 12″ out now on Music in Exile and also in the USA via Light in the Attic. http://musicinexile.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org
Video shot and edited by Dan Kotsimbos in Melbourne, Australia.
Today is Bandcamp Friday and once again musicians around the world will have the aid of one of the greatest music services this world has to offer. Since the COVID-19 hit the world, so far Bandcamp has helped artists sell $75 million worth of music during previous Bandcamp Fridays. All that money goes directly to the artists since Bandcamp waves their revenue share during these special days.
For hardcore and punk fans there is a fantastic compilation album being released this Friday featuring some heavy canons in the scene such as Minority Threat, Racetraitor, War On Women, SECT, Modern Life Is War, Sunn 0))), Jesus Piece and many more. All proceeds of the 46-song compilation will go to Movement for Black Lives (m4bl.org).
On their webpage Bandcamp co-founder and CEO Ethan Diamond writes: “It’s a good reminder that Bandcamp Fridays are really an extension of what Bandcamp is about every day. Thank you to all the artists and labels who shared their music with us, and the fans who spent their hard-earned coins to support the artists they love.
Because the pandemic is far from over, we’ll continue to hold Bandcamp Fridays on the first Friday of every month until the end of the year. A more detailed calendar is below.”
Bandcamp Fridays 2020 Calendar:
September 4, 2020 October 2, 2020 November 6, 2020 December 4, 2020