Declaime responds to the latest high-profile incidence of police brutality in the black community with the new track “Cops Ain’t Shit” produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow. The track follows the recent killing of unarmed Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown. Brown’s death has sparked protests, fires and looting as the town’s population reels from the killing. Brown’s death only cuts deeper into the wound still festering since the murder of Eric Garner, who died after being strangled by NYPD officers in late-July. Declaime drops the track with a note to Brown and those suffering the weight of yet another inexplicable loss:
This Emergency music ain’t gonna stop. This is our way of mourning our people. R.I.P. Mike Brown, may your family be surrounded with the kind of love we are still seeking to share amongst each other. may we keep on digging deeper to find our strength to see clearly and shut shit down effectively.
may we be okay with the fact that:
We Are Angry.
We Are Powerful.
We Are Valuable.
We Are Eternal.
And Cops Ain’t Shit.