Papoose Pays “Tribute” To The Recently Slain Victims

RIP to all of the lives taken by the hands of injustice.

The world is in shambles. Yes, the pandemic is disruptive and threatening, but it has an expiration date; rapid testing will become available, we will find a cure, we will discover a vaccine, social normalcy will resume. But the larger issue, one that has plagued America since its genesis, is the continued marginalization of minorities — specifically black people. 

George Floyd’s tragic murder is the most recent evidence of a country’s storied history of systemic racism, but it’s far from a novelty or an isolated incident. This palpable bigotry, this repugnant abuse of power, has become as American as apple pie. Black people have fought tooth and nail for their rights — not the right to be treated better than other citizens or races, but to be treated equally

One of these impactful voices fighting for these rights is the legendary artist, Papoose. A skilled lyricist with an astute perspective on race relations in America, the “Alphabetical Slaughter” rapper pays homage to the recently slain American citizens — including George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery — on his new single, “Tribute.”

Listen to Papoose’s “Tribute” below:


Zach H