Song was released "for everyone who is hurting or scared right now"
Run the Jewels have shared a new song ‘2100’ featuring Boots. The group revealed that they weren’t planning on releasing the song yet but shared it as it “feels right, now”.
El-P said last month that the duo’s new album has “officially been recorded”, but no release date has been specified yet.
Sharing the song on Twitter, the accompanying note reads; “for our friends. for our family. for everyone who is hurting or scared right now. here is a song we wrote months ago. we werent planning on releasing it yet but… well it feels right, now. its about fear and its about love and its about wanting more for all of us. its called 2100. we hope it finds you well.” You can listen to the song below.
for our friends. for our family. for everyone who is hurting or scared right now. here is a song we wrote months ago. we werent planning on releasing it yet but… well it feels right, now. its about fear and its about love and its about wanting more for all of us.
The rapper discussed the men’s murders during a visit to Atlanta radio station Hot 107.9.
“I’m angry, I’m hurt, I’m disgusted,” he said. “I’m ashamed to be a part of this country… It is time to get angry and do something. It is time to prevent these abusers and these police who abuse the law.”
Mike also encouraged citizens of Atlanta and across the United States to boycott large corporations who do not support black communities, as Rolling Stone reports.
“You can go to your bank tomorrow and you can say ‘Until you as a corporation start to speak on our behalf, I want all my money. And I’m taking all my money to a citizen’s trust.’,” he said.
He also claimed that Usher and Big Krit were behind that idea, saying they had joined him in February in beginning to deposit money in a citizen’s trust.
During the interview, he made reference to the fact that during the apartheid in South Africa young people refused to give their money to companies like Delta and Coca-Cola, who supported apartheid and slavery. “It works,” he said.