Streams for Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Alright” skyrocketed as protests broke out following the death of George Floyd. However, music critic Craig Jenkins says Lamar’s message is outdated. Jenkins explains why tracks by Lil Baby and Meek Mill effectively capture today’s protests against police violence.
Music for today’s protests against police violence
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