"Words cannot describe the sickening feeling of knowing the taxes I pay help fund the same factions which are not only just oppressing and killing black people but other citizens as well." Krack laments on the Bodega Brovas blog. "We saw a man attacked and killed on tape and we are paying them to do this. I’m numb. Tired and numb..."
Thankfully, he didn't get into any stupid shit, he took to his art:
I happen to know Krack is working on a new solo album (Don't worry about the crew, he still Believes in Bodega), but I don't know if Track Me Down will be on it in some form. I'm a huge Bob Marley fan (yes, my daughter Marley is named after him), so I appreciate the sample that opens this song and gives the track its name. The way Headkrack pings around in frustration on Track Me Down is a familiar sensation to anyone who laments the devaluing of black life. Not to give in to the whatabouts, but Krack reminds us at the end of the track that Black Lives Matter no matter who's doing the killing. There is a lot of criticism of the protest culture right now, even coming from the black community, and I'm sure Headkrack and other rappers will get lots of that in comments and @replies for songs like this...
But as far as I'm concerned, doing something is better than doing nothing.
In other news, Krack has not approached me to draw the package artwork for his upcoming album yet, but I got my fingers crossed!
Samax Amen draws people, places and things for fun and profit. He is the artist of many great comics you never heard of like Herman Heed, Champion of Children, The Brother and The World As You Know It. He even writes and draws his own comics, like Dare: The Adventures of Darius Davidson, Spontaneous, and Manchild when he gets around to it. Because making comics is hard and stuff, he started GhettoManga as a blog in 2006 and as a print magazine in 2008.
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