“A riot is the language of the unheard.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
In response to current events in Baltimore and social injustices all over the country, Detroit’s Mike Posner pushes peace with his new release, “The Voice Of The Unheard.” Hear it below.
Mike also penned a letter on his site called What I’ve Learned About Being Black In America, where he recounts growing up in Detroit with mostly black male friends and the lessons he’s learned along the way.
Since the age of eight, most of my best friends have been black males. Making hip-hop music often landed me in Detroit ghettos because that’s where the other rappers lived. I was usually the only white person rapping in these cyphers. After graduated from high school I interned at a hip-hop radio station in Detroit where I was the only white intern. It was there I met Big Sean and became a part of his crew, Finally Famous, in which I am the only white member. Basically what I’m saying is, I’ve had extremely close friendships with many black males most of my life. From all of these friendships, this is what I’ve learned:
I have no idea what it’s like to be black in America.