Whether we like or not, race relations have been pushed to the forefront in our post-Trump election America and the reflection looking back at us is nothing short of sad. It is no wonder then that artists across the nation are taking to the studio to air out their personal feelings on the state of our nation with varying degrees of ire. In to that arena then steps 9th Ward native Merk the Lyrical Tantrum and Geto Boys’ Big Mike with their new visual, “Hard 2 Ignore.”
Merk felt the need to speak on this one himself. “When we recorded the song making it political was not our intent, BUT, given the state of the world, all the police killing blacks and racism being promoted I knew this video could be used to make a statement. It shows that not much has changed from what our grandparents went through. We’re still marching, fighting for freedom and dealing with corruption through the justice system. No matter what obstacles we face, we always find the strength to pull it together and overcome though. After the song was done I named it “Hard 2 Ignore” because you can’t ignore the intended message.”
The song is available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hard-2-ignore-feat.-big-mike/id1200938948
Enjoy the visual below.