Harlem hip hop duo ManKind commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas with the release of their album, Juneteenth (1820 - 1920), out today, Juneteenth.
Like their prior concept albums, ManKind keeps the lyrical content focused on the theme, delivering a compelling set about what life was like for Blacks living in Texas immediately before and after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.
“Sally Sue” (ft. SooFlyy) addresses the controversies of interracial dating. “Beneath The Flowers” (ft. Orunmila) shares dreams of freedom. “Spiced Redrum” suggests the psyche behind a slave rebellion. “Pledge Allegiance” questions expectations of patriotism amidst discrimination. The 10 songs include powerful, spoken word interludes and complementary, thematic production.
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