“This song had to be made to become pro­act­ive in shap­ing our col­lect­ive future, because the rebel­lion that happened on Janu­ary 6, 2021, in Wash­ing­ton D.C. was the cur­tain being pulled back on race, lies, and dark­ness in Amer­ica,” Speech explains. “It’s obvi­ous that about half of Amer­ica is liv­ing in a fic­ti­tious bubble and are respond­ing accord­ingly. That’s why I wanted to share facts about the law­less­ness and hypo­crisy that was occur­ring. We may be at the start of anoth­er Civil war and a lot of blood­shed.” ‑SPEECH

Atlanta, GA…Like mil­lions of oth­er Amer­ic­ans, Grammy Award-win­ning artist Speech of the legendary Afro-cent­ric Hip Hop group Arres­ted Devel­op­ment watched in hor­ror as a swath of die-hard Trump loy­al­ists stormed the U.S. Cap­it­ol build­ing in Wash­ing­ton D.C. As the ded­ic­ated MC he is, Speech put the pen to paper and spit out the single “A Dif­fer­ent World,” an anthem­ic call-to-action that both pre­serve his artist­ic integ­rity and pas­sion for socio-polit­ic­al issues.

“On the night of the ter­ror­ist attack that already killed five people, I did a You­Tube post, I pos­ted vari­ous things on social media, but none of it seemed adequate, espe­cially from a music doc­u­ment­a­tion per­spect­ive,” he said of the song’s evol­u­tion. “So, I went into the stu­dio, pulled out my Beat Thang, sampler, etc. The jazz/boom bap energy for this song was inten­tion­al, meant to be a throw­back energy from the ‘90s-type approach. In my opin­ion, those sens­ib­il­it­ies lend them­selves to reflec­tion, grooves, and hope, while still show­ing the urgency of this moment. I also pur­posely rhymed with a high­er pitch, cuz I wanted my emo­tions of help­less­ness, rage but also engage­ment to come through.” ‑SPEECH

“A Dif­fer­ent World” fol­lows Expan­sion Pt. 1, Speech’s first solo EP in 14 years, and will appear on his upcom­ing full-length album Expan­sion. As he flirts with­in the song’s break­down, “This is a time for good-hearted people of all races that love Hip Hop to show the world a path to peace and truth! Plot, Plan, Strategize, Organ­ize and Mobil­ize. Please spread the vibes. We aren’t help­less, we can make a dif­fer­ent world.”

Watch the teas­er video and get “A Dif­fer­ent World” below on pre­ferred plat­forms.

“A Dif­fer­ent World” on pre­ferred plat­forms‑different-world

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MJ is Hip Hop Blog­ger, Pub­li­cist, Book­ing Agent, Act­iv­ist, but fan first and fore­most. “Hip Hop saved my life, it is only right I give back to the cul­ture”!

About MJ Savino

MJ Savino
MJ is Hip Hop Blogger, Publicist, Booking Agent, Activist, but fan first and foremost. "Hip Hop saved my life, it is only right I give back to the culture"!