In the wake of the many senseless deaths of young African-American males nationwide at the hands of the police like Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Anthony Smith, Dario Tena, Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Akai Gurley, and unfortunately too many others to list them all here, Purpose Music Group’s Angela Johnson sings a ‘Black Boy Lullaby.’
Whether at the hand of law enforcement paid to protect and serve us or at the hands of other African-American males, boys are dying at an alarming rate. A.J.’s soulful track is just what the black community needed, in these troubled time, an encouraging, inspiring, uplifting melody that pays tribute to our black boys.
Written, produced, arranged and sung by Angela, SoulBounce.com describes the ode to African-American young men from her new CD, ‘Naturally Me’:
“Black Boy Lullaby” isn’t “your average, run-of-the-mill lullaby,” but it is a clarion call for Black boys to stand tall, be proud and to not live in fear. Sung from the point of view of a mother writing a letter to her unborn son, Johnson encourages this young king to never let anyone dull his light but to be aware that there are some out there who may harbor ill will toward him for no other reason than the color of his skin. Angela’s impassioned lyrics are punctuated by her soulful delivery, gospel style harmonies and a bluesy Hammond organ
Check out Black Boy Lullaby by Angela Johnson and leave your feedback in the comment section.
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*****************Updated April 28, 2015******************