Janelle Monae and her Wondaland Records roster join together for a revolutionary song called “Hell You Talmbout.”
Over the beat of drums, the Monae and company use their voices to shed light on racial inequality that’s happening in the United States. They also bring awareness to some victims of racial injustice and police brutality including Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Emmett Till, Sean Bell, Walter Scott, Phillip White, Aiyana Jones, Kimani Gray, Michael Brown, Miriam Carey, Amadou Diallo and Sharonda Singleton.
“This song is a vessel. It carries the unbearable anguish of millions,” said Wondaland in a statement. “We recorded it to channel the pain, fear, and trauma caused by the ongoing slaughter of our brothers and sisters. We recorded it to challenge the indifference, disregard, and negligence of all who remain quiet about this issue. Silence is our enemy. Sound is our weapon. They say a question lives forever until it gets the answer it deserves… Won’t you say their names?”
Monae and Wondaland will release their highly-awaited EP, The Eephus on August 14. It will include buzzing singles “Yoga” and “Classic Man.”
Stream “Hell You Talmbout” below.