Hear Raury's Heartbreaking Tribute To Michael Brown
15 January 2015, 08:09 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
Atlanta based rising star Raury isn't sleeping on 2015. The month isn’t even half over but the rapper/singer has new music out and it’s kind of heartbreaking.
Fresh from his dark horse of a debut record, Raury dug deep for inspiration to write his new song, "Fly".
Very much in the vein of young African American musicians talking openly about Ferguson's broken community, Raury has joined the chorus of artists speaking out about police brutality.
I wrote Fly right after hearing that Darren Wilson was not being indicted for murdering Mike Brown. I wrote it instantly...— indigo Child (@Raury) January 13, 2015
#Fly bears the scars, fears and thoughts of an 18 year old black boy in America.— indigo Child (@Raury) January 14, 2015
It's easy to make songs about money, It pains to write songs about freedom.— indigo Child (@Raury) January 15, 2015
On his latest song, Raury gets impossibly real when speaking about the experience of being young, black, and male in America.
"I hope my son never becomes a hashtag," he sings mournfully, bringing to mind the dozens of families whose tragedies have become trending topics on twitter with little justice.