Through Song, Dallas Rappers Voice Their Frustrations With Recent Events Both Local and National.
Between the deaths of Louisiana’s Alton Sterling and Minnesota’s Philando Castile last week, the horrific events that unfolded in Downtown Dallas on Thursday night and the death of Houston’s Alva Braziel on Saturday morning, there is no doubt that this last week has been among the most trying in recent American history.
There remains an abundance of questions surrounding what exactly happened in each of these instances, but one thing is known for sure: Emotions are running high and opinions are still being formulated.
As is so often the case in times like these, artists have started turning to their crafts to help them sift through their feelings on all that is unfolding in this world around them. And with so many of these events hitting close to home both figuratively and literally, Dallas rappers in particular have turned to music to help them find answers and shares their perspectives.
Let’s take a look at just a few of these recent releases.