10 Songs About Black Lives Matter You Need to Listen to Right Now

The Black Lives Matter movement has no intention of slowing down. As people around the world continue to protest, fight, and advocate for justice for Black lives, and learn what it really means to combat racism - musicians are taking action, too.
Since the BLM movement exploded in late May 2020 in response to the unjust killing of George Floyd by the hands of police, musicians from all over have felt inspired to protest in song form. Here is a list of songs in direct response to the movement that you should listen to and playlist RIGHT NOW!

"BLACK PARADE" by Beyoncé

Being black, maybe that's the reason why they always mad Yeah, they always mad, yeah Been past 'em, I know that's the reason why they all big mad And they always have been

"Stop the Bleeding" by Machine Head ft. Jesse Leach

Another brother murdered out in the streets I connect to the shame, we don't know what it's like Born lucky 'cause the color of skin America, your heart is caving in Somehow I thought this was the land of the free Where is our humanity?

"Supremacy" by Fever 333

Born into a world Where we're dying to be free (I just wanna be free, let's go) But we're living underneath their supremacy

"March March" by The Chicks (formerly known as Dixie Chicks)

Standin' with Emma and our sons and daughters Watchin' our youth have to solve our problems I'll follow them, so who's comin' with me?

"Lockdown" by Anderson .Paak

Lil' tear gas cleared the whole place out I'll be back with the hazmat for the next round We was tryna protest, then the fires broke out Look out for the secret agents, they be planted in the crowd Said, "It's civil unrest," but you sleep so sound Like you don't hear the screams when we catchin' beatdowns?

"Perfect Way to Die" by Alicia Keys

Another dream lost Another king and queen lost Another broken promise they refuse to make right Oh, another night to live in fear Oh, another night that you're not here Another reason to get out there and fight

"State of the Union (STFU)" by Public Enemy Ft. DJ PREMIER

Unprecedented, demented, many president'd Nazi gestapo dictator defended It's not what you think, it's what you follow Run for them jewels, drink from that bottle Another four years gonna gut y'all hollow Gutted out, dried up, broke and can't borrow

"I Can't Breathe" by H.E.R.

Destruction of minds, bodies, and human rights Stripped of bloodlines, whipped and confined This is the American pride It's justifying a genocide Romanticizing the theft and bloodshed That made America the land of the free To take a black life, land of the free To bring a gun to a peaceful fight for civil rights

"FTP" by YG

F*ck silence, speak up b*tch, this shit ill (Big-big) Big stick on me, y'all kill, we kill Been tired, f*ck cardboard signs, we in the field It's the Ku Klux cops, they on a mission It's the Ku Klux cops, got hidden agendas It's the truth, I won't stop

"2020 Riots: How Many Times" by Trey Songz

Tell me how can you be quiet? You know the language of the unheard, is a riot All we ever see from you is violence (true) You know you ain't no better if you silent

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With the current state of the world, it's important to raise awareness and encourage our readers to take action in support of the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement. We compiled a list or resources to help guide you in the right direction to begin helping today - check it out HERE.
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Last updated: 9 Jul 2020, 17:27 Etc/UTC