“Black Lives Matter”, or “Enough is Enough”, is Craze 24 response to the police unlawfully killing unarmed Dalian Atkinson, Mark Duggan, Smiley Culture, Sheku Bayoh, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Alton Sterling, Eric Garner and the countless other unarmed black men and women.
The shootings have sparked widespread discussions over police authority and racial profiling in the US and in the UK, including rallies in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Detroit, Nashville, New York and Chicago, among other places.
Craze recorded the piano ballad, with lyrics like, “If you could walk in my shoes would you change places, you say you ain’t racist but would you change race” and samples of a news report in which Jasper talks about the overall black experience.
“There was a time when hip hop was the voice of the streets,” Craze said in the statement. “When ever we got chance we got we would scream at the top of lung about the systemic racism we were forced to experience growing up in our communities.
“You remember Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” or NWA “F**k The Police”? That was us standing up for ourselves addressing the issues that affect us instead of burying our heads in the sand”.
Craze dedicated the song to “every unarmed black man or women unlawfully murdered by the police.”