Kanye West is running for president
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Popular rapper Kanye West released a new song “Wash Us In The Blood”, which has recently been added to the xRhythms playlist.
The track, featuring Travis Scott, is the first on his upcoming album ‘DONDA’, previously called ‘God’s Country’. The album is set to release this Friday July 24th.
“Wash Us In The Blood” has received many comments due to the nature of the lyrics. The song denounces the mistreatment of African-Americans throughout history. It speaks out about police brutality and the mass incarceration of black people in the US today.
The music video, created by Arthur Jafa, encompasses the message of the song. It shows footage from the US protests, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor’s cases, and other victims of police shootings.
Kanye draws on the need for God’s intervention.
While highlighting these issues, Kanye draws on the need for God’s intervention in the matter.
His lyrics make the gospel influence very clear. It reads, “Holy Spirit, come down / We need you now / Wash us in the blood”, referring to people being washed in the blood of Jesus.
The rapper is a known advocate for black communities, therefore his support for the Black Lives Matter movement is no surprise. He recently donated $2 million to Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor’s families, and set up a college fund for George Floyd’s daughter.
Continuing his fight for justice, Kanye announced his bid for presidency in the US earlier this month.
He will reform the current legal system.
His policies follow the theme of his aforementioned track. He’s opposing capital punishment and police brutality, and claims he will reform the current legal system.
Although he missed the deadline to qualify for the presidential ballot in several states, West still attempts to join in other states.
He recently held a rally in South Carolina, tweeting out the petition to his followers.