For me, the last few summers blend together. I’d struggle to pin down if the full moon party I played at was last year or three years ago, when I watched Purple Rain in the park, or exactly which year my bike got stolen. I can’t imagine that I’ll mistake 2020 for any other summer.
Racial activism within music isn’t a modern phenomenon, it has been there since the artform’s inception. In the late 1800s, marginalized African-American communities invented the Blues largely as an expression of their subjugation.