“It’s been a long time coming, like Sam Cooke. Been throwin’ jabs, time to drop a beat and then land hooks. I know you sick of hearin’ about it, but man look. We sick and tired of being mistreated and ambushed.”
And with those opening bars, producer/emcee Vice Souletric officially kicks off Black History Month with the powerful, compelling single “Return of the Black Man.”
As we all know, there’s a war going on outside, no person of color is safe from. In particular, the Black Man has been targeted as a victim of extreme, shameful oppression – especially by those who have supposedly “sworn to protect and serve.”
To help restore the balance and power, Vice calls on his brother-in-arms Will Blaze, Talib Kweli and frequent collaborator G. Huff – with each emcee freely expressing their frustration and disdain for the “system’s assassination of the Black male image.”
Look out for Vice’s upcoming project Vice For President 2: There’s No Tomorrow Til You Wake Up due out Feb. 26 through his United Grind imprint.