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As an African American person, male or female we are faced with multiple situations of racial inequality and Social Injustice all because the color of our skin. We fight daily to be equal, heard, respected, loved and the list goes on. Instead, we are feared, hated, beaten, killed, and disrespected in a blink of an eye. As an African American we must continue to fight for what’s right, and music has been one of the biggest ways we do it consistently.
4G is an Artist, Author, Actor, CEO of Independent label Grand Master Entertainment from Atlanta, GA who is a big advocate for social injustice and racial inequality. In addition, 4G is a man of GOD who has received accolades for his music where in 2019 & 2020 won the S & M “Holy Hip-Hop Artist of the Year” & 2020 “Best New Artist & Male Rapper of the year” His goal is to be able to leave a legacy for his wife, children, and extended family. 4G believes that everyone has a purpose in life and for him impacting the world is that purpose.
Tragic situations like what happened to Breonna Taylor and the need to make sure we don’t sweep her injustice under the rug was important for 4G. The best way he knew how to do it was by putting pen to pad and teaming up with producers Tara Lee aka Lady Trauma known as v1beatz on IG. Knowing that he can only give you the male view he teamed up with his daughter RIZA and artist Veronica Cooper and Knock Knock came to life.
If you asked 4G what was his inspiration behind the song he would tell you “As an artist, it’s important that our music is not only marketable, but timely. The purpose for this song was done to bring about change. We’re living in horrific times, and we can’t keep turning a blind eye or deaf ear towards the things that we continue to face.”
The songs timely release came at the height of Breonna Taylor and countless others that have died at the hands of police brutality due to a “No Knock” warrant. A No-Knock warrant is a search warrant authorizing police officers to enter certain premises without first knocking and announcing their presence or purpose. With that in mind “Knock Knock” was released and was right on time when the four officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor were arrested.
Knock Knock brings out and continues to talk about the things African American people overall face daily and will never be something we stop talking about. Stream the official single for yourself on all digital platforms now.