There are over 406 tracks with melanin in the title on Tidal. The existence of these songs undo the effect of the “Coon songs” of the late 19th and early 20th century. Mchakato wa Uponyaji and Keyamsha the Awakening are happening as you read this.
Michael Jackson “Remembers the Time” when we were Kings and Queens. Reminiscent of one of Hollywood’s old biblical epics, Michael Jackson chose ancient Egypt as the setting for his exotic and lavish new video Remember the Time. The upbeat song entertains while the story and setting recall a time when Blacks ruled one of civilization’s… More Michael Jackson “Remembers the Time” when we were Kings and Queens.
James Brown was a Garveyite. These lyrics are pure Garveyism. I don’t want nobody to give me nothing Open up the door, I’ll get it myself (3 times) Don’t give me integration Give me true communication Don’t give me sorrow I want equal opportunity to live tomorrow Give me schools and give me better… More I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothin’ (Open up the door, I’ll get it myself )
“The chaos on this planet is due to the music that musicians are playing, that they are forced to play, by some who just think of money and don’t realize that music is a spiritual language, and it represents the people of earth. When musicians are compelled to play anything, it goes straight to the… More Sun Ra: The Chaos On This Planet
Astroblack mythology Astrotimeless immortality Astrothought in mystic sound Astroblack of outer space Astronatural dark as dark Astroreach beyond the stars Out to endless endlessness Astroblack cosmo earth The universe is in my voice The universe speaks through this song To those of earth and other worlds Listen while you have the chance Find your place… More Astroblack
Sometimes I give love Sometimes I take There’re times when I know I’m right And sometimes I make mistakes And sometimes I can’t lose Sometimes I can Sometimes I may even brag Then humble sometimes I am (then again sometimes) and everybody’s wrong sometimes (then again sometimes) and people get along sometimes (so shall the… More LTD (Love Togetherness and Devotion) Sometimes (Lyrics)
https://archive.org/download/BattleCryCubaZimbabwev2/12%20Better%20My%20Situation%20%282%29.mp3 No better time than now to listen to “Battle Cry for Cuba and Zimbabwe.” It is one of the richest compilations of conscious hip hop in existence. One cut “It’s Up To Us” probably speaks to the current climate in regards to African descendants worldwide than any other. The lyrics make it clear…”It’s Up… More It’s Up to Us – Ruff Mic of Precise Science
The following are lyrics to a song written by Marcus Garvey while he was incarcerated in Atlanta Prison. Listen to a version of this song courtesy Battle Cry for Cuba Zimbabwe here Keep Cool by Jahiti Brownfish and Denyse Pearson The song is available for purchase from Jahiti for 99 cents here: https://jahitiworld.com/track/716338/keep-cool Suns have set and suns… More Keep Cool by Marcus Garvey
Lagbaja is a musician from Nigeria. In the lyrics to his song “Bad Leadership” from the album C’ est Un African Thing he has a prayer. We share it below for those who feel it is important to “Pray for Africa.” Let us pray for Africa If you love Africa…let’s go Oh God of all heaven… More Let us pray for Africa
Everybody Rejoice by Luther Vandross Everybody look around Cuz there’s a reason to rejoice you see Everybody come out And let’s commence to singing joyfully Everybody look up And feel the hope that we’ve been waiting on Everybody is glad…so glad Cuz our silent fear and dread is gone It’s love you see That has… More Everybody Is Rejoicing Because They Know Melanin Being Worth $362.50 A Gram Makes It A Brand New Day