Although Memphis musicians have been creating some variation of protest music since at least the 1920s, the turmoil and unrest of the past few years has proven to be an evergreen source of inspiration…
“I found myself again,” the Memphis rapper says. “Right when all my blessings about to come in.”
In the tradition of Stax Records’ approach to tackling Black liberation through song, several local artists responded to recent protests with lyrical activism.
Hailing from Memphis, Jessica Ray began her musical career at age 13, singing and dancing her way through her teen years. Attending University of Memphis, she graduated with both a bachelors and masters in Music Performance and Journalism, while performing in a group on campus called Sound Fuzion. Fast forward to 2020, she’s living out her dreams […]
Juicy J peels off a torrent of righteous bars against police, record labels, day-to-day haters and more on his new song, “Hella Fuckin’ Trauma.” The self-produced track boasts a no-nonsense beat of booming bass, sharp snares and a sample pulled from an old Three 6 Mafia track, the titular hook of “Time for Da Juice Mane.” On […]