As the violence and police brutality in our communities continue, hip hop and R&B artists are adding to the overall voice with politically and socially charged releases that act as the soundtrack for the growing protest. The latest comes from Cali singer Eric Bellinger, who has released his new single “Enough,” which, as he expressed via his social media, is a call to action against the authorities that oppress us:
“So many emotions. So many feelings. So much hurt. So much pain. So much sadness. It’s a shame we have to fear the ones that are meant to protect us. Who do we call when the help brings us harm? We as a people are outraged. We must come together as one human race. We gotta figure out a way to get rid of all the racist cops. The job training must be more rigorous. The background checks must go deeper in the searches. Check the family history. Check their school records. Check their intention. Check their mental space. Check their spirits. Good cops... You must hold the unjust accountable... I’ve hated driving my entire life simply because of the fact that I know I’m a target. Too many times I’ve gotten pulled over for no reason and feared for my life. I know I’m not alone in this. When will it stop? How many more innocent black lives do we have to lose? We’re crying for help. Enough is Enough!!!”
The Soufwest-produced cut also comes with a video that mixes shots of a masked Bellinger with footage of the protests that have taken over cities around the country. It’s another powerful message during a time where the current administration seems to provide division when we all need to unite for the greater cause of saving Black lives.
Press play on “Enough” below.