Trumpeter, producer and rapper Maurice Brown is putting out an album tonight called The Mood. To give the album an extra push before its arrival tonight, Brown enlists Talib Kweli for the project’s latest single, “Stand Up.”
The song sees both artists rapping about oppression and its juxtaposing freedom and standing up for what’s right over entrancing, soulful production.
“‘Stand Up’ is a call for humanity, to take a stand for something and come together to make a positive difference in the world around us” Brown said in a press statement. “We are in a political and economic climate that has been sapping the energy and sense of hope from everyone around us. Inspired by the advice that my father gave me when I was a kid (stand for something or you’ll fall for anything), I want to call people to come together, take a stand for a better life & a better world and help one another in whatever way possible, big or small. To collectively be the change we wish to see in the world.”
Listen to “Stand Up” below and pre-order Brown’s album, out tonight, on iTunes.