Nov. 20th, 2016

millionreasons: (marnie)
I didn't realise that Overlord X was a Hackney boy, I thought he was American. This song is about Edward Earl Johnson, who was executed in 1987 for a crime he most likely didn't commit. This from back when rap was by necessity political; nowadays even Kanye "George Bush doesn't care about Black people" West is a Trump suporter and it's left to musical theatre actors to speak out against the establishment.



The song is actually quite hard to listen to: it's very spare, sparse, no soul samples or melodies, just hard truths.

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