Janelle Monáe and Wonaland Records released a powerful song proclaiming the names of Black men and women who have been victims of police violence in America. The song features Janelle Monáe, Deep Cotton, St. Beauty, Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, and George 2.0.
Monáe shared a statement on instagram saying,
This song is a vessel. It carries the unbearable anguish of millions. We recorded it to channel the pain, fear, and trauma caused by the ongoing slaughter of our brothers and sisters. We recorded it to challenge the indifference, disregard, and negligence of all who remain quiet about this issue. Silence is our enemy. Sound is our weapon. They say a question lives forever until it gets the answer it deserves... Won't you say their names?
She performed the song in concert in Philadelphia.
The artists of Wondaland Records have led protests against police brutality in both Philly and New York.