After the events that have occurred this past week, it is now time to take that pain, anger, and frustration and use it for the greater good of the future. What needs to be changed seems to be clear, and now it is up to us people to demonstrate and fight for equality for everyone in our country.
It is especially important for artists to speak up and use their voice for the greater good, because whether they like it or not, the kids listen. Philly’s own Chill Moody took to the pad to voice some emotions on his newest track called “Were Worth More“, produced by Hank McCoy and JuicedUp Beats. In the words of Mr. Moody,
“I wrote this song August 10th, the Monday after the Michael Brown murder. I let a friend of mine hear it and their response was “yo this is dope! You need to drop it now while Ferguson is poppin”. I appreciated the compliment but was instantly taken back by the “while Ferguson is poppin” comment. Topical music shouldn’t be made in hopes to capitalize on a moment. Especially in cases like the ones addressed in this record, these problems are reoccurring and deserve our attention for a longer duration than the “while it’s poppin” grace period. Fast forward to today, the day after the decision was made to deny Mike Brown’s family the chance to receive justice, and I get a different message from a friend: “Chill, people need this record right now”. The change in commentary gave me a better understanding. Music helps healing. There is value in our lives, we have to take more claim to that. #WereWorthMore“