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Old 12-06-2016, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all.

I'm into old school folk, not so much into more modern music.

I'm putting together a playlist of songs about events, for a radio show.

"Titanic"
"Run Come See Jerusalem"
"Sinking Of The Reuben James"
"Ballad Of Ira Hayes"
"Joe Hill"
"Pretty Boy Floyd"
"Battle of Maxton Fields"

Those kinds of songs.

I've been looking for some songs about more contemporary events and am coming up empty.
"Ohio" and "I'm Changing My Name to Chrystler" are a little older than I'm looking for.

"United Breaks Guitars" and Toby Keith's "Ballad of Balad" aren't quite what I'm looking for, but are more contemporary than the others.

Does anyone know a song, any genre, about the Black Lives Matter issues? Is there a "Ballad Of Michael Brown" or something similar out there?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-06-2016, 10:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This album: https://moormothergoddess.bandcamp.c...m/fetish-bones
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Old 12-06-2016, 11:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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16 shots by Vic Mensa.

Alright by Kendrick Lamar.

Boom Boom Piggie by Big Hoodoo

Love Lockdown by Kanye West.
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Black America Again by Common
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Is there a "Ballad Of Michael Brown" or something similar out there?
Gods! Please, no!
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the links. That should help me quite a bit.

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Gods! Please, no!
The official story is that in 1914, Joe Hill murdered John Morrison and was justly executed.

But the song tells the other story, that the copper barons framed a labor organizer to silence him.

It also tells the higher truth that Joe Hill never died (he's been spending time in China lately).

Without the song, almost nobody would know any of those three things.

100 years from now, what will people know about Leonard Peltier, Michael Brown, Sean Bell, ....? Or will they only ask "what are those names"?

I'm not particular about musical genre, but it is important that the unofficial stories get told and remembered.
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Oh I got you!
http://www.musicbanter.com/general-m...ml#post1705546

Here are a few more:

T.I. - War Zone
Common - Kingdom

Run The Jewels - Early

The visuals for the music video more so than the song imo but it fits the theme you are looking for.

Tef Poe - Warcry
Tink - Tell The Children
Lil Herb feat. Common and Chance - Fight or Flight remix
Ceebo Tha Rapper has four you can choose from Fuck tha Police, Mr. Officer, I Get Out and They Don't Care About Us.
J Cole - Be Free
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100 years from now, what will people know about...Michael Brown?
Nothing. He was a common thug who got killed.
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, totally, Micheal was a thug. More like just an ******* kid. Don't know if being an ******* kid, or even a common thug at that, justifies being shot like that.
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Oh ****, I completely forgot that Tech N9ne song/video about Alton Sterling.


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