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[VIDEO] B. DOLAN “Which Side Are You On”

Written by Dalena

Earlier this summer, rapper and social activist B. Dolan released House of Bees VOL. 2  and has now come out with a music video for his single “Which Side Are You On” that you can watch right here.

The video is a montage of political visuals including protests, speeches, government injustice, corporate leaders, and citizens of diversity. The beat is a mix of folk and hip-hop and the song is Dolan’s commentary on the youth’s affiliation with revolution as a trend rather than a lifestyle or a state-of-mind and rap culture’s embedded homosexual slurs as a rhetoric element to convey masculinity. The song works well in delivering the idea of expressing interest in the political and social issues that directly impact the individuals’ lives in a community.

Here is Dolan’s breakdown of “Which Side Are You On” taken from here

Buddy’s use of the banjo to create a kind of bouncing reggae feel is nothing short of genius, and allowed me to lay a lot of things out more plainly than ever before.  The song speaks for itself in a lot of ways, and the response to this one at live shows has been immediate.

It feels like it’s time in my life for a song like this, and I believe it’s also that time in the world around us.  Desmond Tutu said, “if you are neutral on situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”  As a working class heterosexual white man, as a feminist, anti-racist, LGBT ally, as an emcee and an American citizen, I feel that it’s my duty to be clear about whose side I’m on.

Stream his new album below or buy it here and tell us what you think!

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