Music has been used as a way to escape or deal with our harsh realities for a long time.
In honor of the many lives lost this week, artists have been paying homage by taking to social media or using the power of music. Jay Z, Chris Brown, Swizz Beats, Young Buck and more dropped songs expressing their emotions during this hard time.
Young Buck channeled his anger into his tribute titled “Riot.” Where Swizz Beatz enlisted Scarface for a more somber approach on “Sad News.” Listen to all of the tribute songs below:
Joe Budden- Freedom (Freestyle):
Miguel – “How Many (Ruff 1):
“Spiritual”- Jay Z:
“My Friend” – Chris Brown:
Joe Budden previews a song about Black Lives Matter and the prison industrial complex:
“Sad News”- Swizz Beatz featuring Scarface:
“Riot” – Young Buck:
“No Justice No Peace”- Mike Dean:
Solange covers Syreeta’s “Black Maybe”:
Beyoncé performs “Freedom” acapella in honor of victims:
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) July 7, 2016
“Go Time “- Bishop Lamant
“I Can’t Breathe” – Samuel Jackson, Talib Kweli, KRS One, Sticky Fingaz, Mad Lion, Brother J