In the recent violent events happened in Baltimore for the past few weeks, Detroit’s Mike Posner dropped the track called “The Voice of the Unheard”.
The said piece was Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., the Finally Famous crooner sings about staging a peaceful protest.
“We won’t fight with guns because the enemy does that / But we’ll fight with our hearts / And fight with our words.
He also penned a letter on his site called What I’ve Learned About Being Black In America, where he recounts growing up in Detroit with mostly black male friends and the lessons he’s learned along the way.
“Since the age of eight, most of my best friends have been black males. Making hip-hop music often landed me in Detroit ghettos because that’s where the other rappers lived. I was usually the only white person rapping in these cyphers. After graduated from high school I interned at a hip-hop radio station in Detroit where I was the only white intern. It was there I met Big Sean and became a part of his crew, Finally Famous, in which I am the only white member. Basically what I’m saying is, I’ve had extremely close friendships with many black males most of my life. From all of these friendships, this is what I’ve learned:
I have no idea what it’s like to be black in America.”, he posted on his blog.