Embracing the role of music as a catalyst for healing and change, J.PERIOD joins forces with artist/activists including Jesse Williams, Rhymefest, Aloe Blacc, Joss Stone, Black Thought (The Roots), DJ Jazzy Jeff, Pharoahe Monch, Posdnous (De La Soul) and artists from The Playlist Retreat for “RISE UP! Music Inspired by America Divided.”
The first single “Miranda” features an introduction from actor/activist Jesse Williams, with rappers Rhymefest & Xzibit posing provocative questions about the state of our nation over a J.PERIOD-produced beat. “We’re pointing fingers at each other and we’re missing the point…” Rhymefest begins. Unity, not division, is the solution for what ails our country -- a fitting message in honor of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 88th birthday earlier this week.
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For more information about the original docu-series America Divided, executive produced by Norman Lear, Common, Shonda Rhimes and Jesse Williams, visit: americadividedseries.com.