5 Artists Who’ve Used Their Music to Push for Social Justice

Teyana Taylor, Mulatto and more use their rhymes to ignite justice for Breonna Taylor, George Foyd, Sandra Bland and more 

Sana Moore

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: October 9th, 2020 9:38pm pst

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Music bonds people of many different cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds around the world. Music has helped people overcome tragedies and express their feelings about the world around them. Racism and police brutality are topics rappers and singers have incorporated in their music for years now. Some examples of those artists are N.W.A, Ice Cube, 2Pac, and more. As we fast forward more than a decade later, the conversation about racism is still alive and new artists are making it their duty to stand up for what is right! We’ve selected five of many artists who’ve used their music to spread awareness about social justice issues that have gone on for way too long.

Teyana Taylor 

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We are STILL emotional. We STILL keep fighting for love, justice. Yet we STILL keep losing our beautiful black lives. Where’s our healing? #STILL official video out now! (Link is in bio) I shot this video a few months ago & its crazy how to this day our cry for love is STILL so relevant today and plans to be for a very long time smh! WE DEMAND CHANGE!!! There wasn’t one day that went by in the editing room that I didn’t shed a tear. Smh This project means so much to me and I’m honored to finally be able to share with you. Thank you to everyone Involved. Director @aspiketeyjoint Executive Producers @theauntiesinc Producer @kpadrenol @meanwhilelax Story Producers @teyanataylor @coco_gilbert MURAL ARTIST: @herbertgalarza CREW: DP @afilmdirector AC @neildearman 2AC @brunavalor STEADI @janicemin AD @adrian.pnut 2nd AD @imthefilmmaker PC @wownetalia Grip @atlantagriptruck @jdubsproduction @samwikina @kolinmurray Gaffer @seancokes Audio Jason Wasden ART DEPARTMENT: @hannahcarlene @mkbuildsatl @jt.photovideo Kayla Jordan Akeria Lumsden EDIT/COLOR: @chrismonsanto @teyanataylor @coco_gilbert @kvnhrtlss GLAM SQUAD: Key Stylist @teyanataylor Wardrobe Assistant @lb_1985 MUA @japanesefaces Key Hair @teyanataylor @hairbykimayacamille Hair Assistant @hairbykimayacamille BTS: @kvnhrtlss @luisvelalp @programlabs PA NATION: Kayla Reese Anika Cameron Joshua Doughty @therealjayscott LOCATION: @studiospaceatlanta MEDIC: Walter Stower CATERING: @chefmelh SPECIAL THANKS: @valiantpictures

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Teyana Taylor is one of the most creative artists out right now and has been serving vocals for over a decade. In her latest music video, ‘Still’, she dedicated it to those who’ve lost their lives due to racism and police brutality. After watching the music video, many fans can start to see the pain Black people feel on a constant basis in America. 

Megan Thee Stallion

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Mulatto 

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GOOD MORNING!!!

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Mulatto is another female rapper who has used their art for good. Prior to her video release for her hit single with Gucci Mane, ‘Muwop’, she said there was a surprise at the end of the video, which was a dedication photo to Breonna Taylor. Not only does Mulatto talk about Breonna Taylor and the lives lost due to racism, but she also has been encouraging fans to vote for the upcoming election. 

Lil Baby 

Lil Baby’s hit song ‘Bigger Picture’ painted the reality of how Blacks are treated in America and how the issues going on in the country at this time, are bigger than what we see it as. Plus, the proceeds made from the video went to supporting different organizations associated with the Black Lives Matter movement! 

Who is your favorite artist that you feel uses their art for justice? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Sana Moore is a host at Afterbuzz TV who loves to add her own sparkle all things in entertainment! “Serving you the freshest tea with a dash of brown sugar!” IG: @iam_sana_

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