After a hard year since the tragic murder of Jamar Clark by local police officers, Minneapolis MC/activist Tony The Scribe decided to commemorate the passion of the people in his new song, “december third.”
Released on the one year anniversary of the forced eviction of the occupation of Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct, the Killstreak frontman takes the listener back to frigid and frenzied scene on Plymouth Avenue as Black Lives Matter protesters gathered to voice their outrage in the unlawful death of a young black man. Centered around the bitter smell of firewood that warmed the makeshift camp for 18 days and nights, he grapples with his exhausted emotions as he holds his position before the threat of pugnacious police officers and gun totting white supremacists. As the ashes have long since cooled and drifted away, Tony The Scribe proves that the fire still rages on within the hearts and minds of the community as we continue to demand #Justice4Jamar.
Check out “december third” above and be sure to keep up with Tony The Scribe on Twitter, Facebook and Soundcloud (which also features his latest EP, Mixed Blood). And to continue on with the fight for police accountability, head over to Neighborhoods Organizing For Change website to learn how to get involved and stay up to date with everything happening within the modern civil rights movement within the Twin Cities.