2016 was a wild year. Although we saw a lot of great things happen and were put on to some fantastic music, 2016 will forever be remembered as a tumultuous year, for America in particular. Donald Trump was elected to be our next president amidst much controversy, Phife Dawg passed, and police shooting innocent African Americans became more of a trend than a tragedy. Luckily, we have the music to help ease the pain and when it reflects the real as opposed to the flash, it cuts even deeper. National City, CA native Chris Be capture that feeling perfectly in the new single, “Black & Brown”.
Flowing back and fourth over a smooth but hard hitting beat from Reptilian, the emcee fires offÂ clever bars about topics such as police brutality, racism and more. “Honestly, I had held on to that beat and that hook for about a year when the full idea for the song came to me last summer.Â Â I saw the video of Alton Sterling‘s murder and before i had time to finish processing, I saw Philando Castile being murdered, again in cold blood, in front of his child and girlfriend.” said Be to BLUNTIQ through email, “It fucked me up.”
Check out the track here on iTunes and be sure to keep an eye on Chris Be & his collective.