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Denzel Curry Drops New Single Supporting A Community Protest Group

Live From The Abyss is the latest single from US rapper Denzel Curry. The song is a slow paced, but hard hitting, political bomb of a track and until the end of October all net sales from the single will go directly to Dream Defenders, a community group that fights “for a world without prisons, policing, surveillance and punishment”.

Curry, a young artist who is very vocal about the state of affairs in his home country, holds nothing back on the track:

“I don’t fuck with my president
Tried to block all Mexicans
If he hear this message
Please don’t send swat to my residence”

Check out the song below.

Cover photo taken by Anton Mak during Osheaga 2017.

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Video Of The Day: Ten Demands By Awkword And Jesse Jett

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.”

tenforjustice.com
thisisawkword.com

@TENDEMANDS
@AWKWORDrap
@jesse_jett
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Rapper Maykel Osorbo and Visual Artist Luis Manuel Otéro Arbitrarily Detained In Cuba

For a couple of months now, I have been trying to interview a rapper from Cuba. His name is Maykel Osorbo. This is a collaborative interview with Freemuse, a non-profit organisation that advocates for and defends freedom of artistic expression worldwide.

The reason why this interview is coming along slowly is because Maykel is constantly being arbitrarily detained by Cuban authorities. We can only deduct that he is being detained for his music, lyrics and activism.

According to Freemuse, Cuba is one of the top 10 countries that detain artists in 2019. More on the repression of Maykel Osorbo and his friend and visual artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara can be read on Freemuse’s webpage.

“Both Otero Alcántara and Osorbo are active members of Movimiento San Isidro – the collective of artists that fight for freedom of artistic expression and demonstrate against Decree 349 which came into effect on 7 December 2018 and continues to curb independent artists’ expression in Cuba. “

– from this article on freemuse.org

For those of you that understand Cuban Spanish you can listen to Maykel himself speaking below about the incident and what is happening to him in his own country.

Cover photo taken from Facebook

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