Myke Towers is tackling the current political landscape through song…
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the 26-year-old Puerto Rican rapper/singer raps about racism and police brutality in his new song “Michael X.”
Towers raps about slavery and having dealt with discrimination himself. He kicks off the track with words from Malcolm X‘s famous 1962 speech: “We are oppressed. We are exploited. We are downtrodden.”
He then goes on saying he needs to speak out against racism, saying he can no longer hide how he’s feeling.
The song was released Friday, amid national dialogue on anti-Black racism following the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed at the hands of police on May 25.