As our Black communities continue the fight against racism and systematic oppression, hip hop continues to deliver thought-provoking songs for the soundtrack. The latest is from Marlon Craft, who recently unveils a new single titled “Time Will Tell.” The Kevin Theodore, Sylvester Onyejiaka, and Dan Edinberg-produced cut sees the Hell’s Kitchen emcee keeping it real about the aforementioned issues and making sure that we all find ourselves on the right side of history:
“It look like micro and macro working in tandem, it look like gettin rid of that racist-ass national anthem, it look like truth and reconciliation, word to South Africa, it look like admitting that our God is capital and abandoning faith/
‘Cause capitalism is white supremacy hype man, and it look like knowing where the fight lands, and if we won’t give up bullshit American dream allegories in search of equality, then it look like a saddening story, it look like leadership.../”
The accompanying visual comes courtesy of Nathan R. Smith and centers on a park where there are different versions of levitating monuments — each one representing some form of demonstration for the Black Lives Matter movement. Men, women, and families can be seen visiting the virtual exhibits in increasing numbers, essentially bringing all walks of life together for the sake of equality.
“Time Will Tell” follows the June release Work From Home, a project created by Craft during the still active Coronavirus pandemic that sees nine tracks and features from Kota The Friend and Ricky Motion. The EP also spawned a slew of quarantine-styled visuals for cuts like “Mom’s Whiskey,” “Drowntime,” and “Lonely.” Prior to that, Craft released his debut album Funhouse Mirror in 2019 via Same Plate/Sony, which saw him rapping alongside Dizzy Wright, Nyck Caution, and more.