ATL via Jamaica DJ/Artist Genius Comments on the Black Experience with Powerful Mix #CauseMiBlack?

Genius – #CauseMiBlack (Mixtape)

DJ/artist Genius who has graced our site more than a few times, goes back behind the board to drop a new mixtape #CauseMiBlack to give you a deeper meaning into the black experience.

Just to give you an idea, the mixtape starts with Kendrick Lamar’s The Blacker The Berry. Read more about this release and check out a full tracklisting below:

In response to horrifying violence by and towards the police, Jamaican-born Atlanta-based tastemaker and DJ Genius shares #CauseMiBlack?, an expertly curated CD-length mix that addresses race relations in America and abroad. As the latest installment in Genius’ Slumchat mix series, #CauseMiBlack? eschews the series’ normal format of showcasing the best new hip hop tracks in favor of a more issue-driven and expansive approach. Featuring classic tracks from the likes of N.W.A. and KRS-One alongside more recent tracks from Kendrick Lamar and Big K.R.I.T., the mix is a powerful statement about how relations between African-Americans and the police have remained troubled since even before hip-hop’s Golden Era. However, inclusions of tracks like Nas“If I Ruled The World” and Jay Z & Kanye West‘s  “Murder to Excellence” express hope and explore solutions that might end the racism endemic in American culture. Chosen by Okayplayer as their sole Mixtape Monday feature, they referred to it the mix as “rebel music that should be blasted out the windows.”

Genius – Intro (J Dilla – Spoken Word, JB Lenoir – Alabama Blues, Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues, Miriam Makeba – Khawuleza)
Kendrick Lamar – The Blacker The Berry
Killer Mike – Don’t Die
Talib Kweli – Protective Custody
Jay Z & Kanye West – Murder to Excellence
Main Source – Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball
Nas Feat Lauryn Hill – If I Ruled the World
Geto Boys – G-Code
KRS-One – Black Cop
N.W.A. – F-ck The Police
Public Enemy – 911 Is A Joke
Ice Cube – Endangered Species
2pac – Holler if Ya Hear Me
Big K.R.I.T. – Another N.I.G.G.A.
Common Ft – A Dream
Lil Boosie ft Webbie – Fuck the police
The Game Ft Various Artists – Don’t Shoot
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Erase Racism
J. Cole – Be Free
Genius Ft. Ray Jr – Free All My Niggas

Genius - #CauseMiBlack (Mixtape)

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