New Janelle Monae Track Wantz You To ‘Say Her Name’

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Janelle Monae and her imprint, Wondaland Records, just released a new song protesting police brutality.

The song, which you can listen to on SoundCloud, is a revamped version of “Hell You Talmbout” from Monae’s 2013 album The Electic Lady. It features the Wondaland roster, including Deep Cotton, St. Beauty, Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, George 2.0 and Janelle Monae. Between choruses and accompanied by a strong marching beat, they call out the names of African American men and women who have been victims of violence, interspersed with chants of “Say his/her name.” Among those are recent victims of police brutality, including Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland, Kimani Gray, Michael Brown, and Miriam Carey.

In their litany, the artists also include Emmett Till — who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 in 1955 by Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam for talking to a white woman. Bryant and…

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