Milkcrate is winning in 2013, y’all!
37 years ago Fela Kuti dropped “Sorrow Tears And Blood” in response to South Africa’s apartheid regime running amok in Soweto. He was also responding to police and army raids on his compound in Nigeria. Milkcrate’s founder and Baltimore native Aaron LaCrate would have been three or four years old at the time the laid back song with tear gas lyrics was released; so its unlikely he was aware of its political implications. (He prolly wasn’t even born, dude looks so young).
Earlier this week, 15 years after the Nigerian political activist and singer’s death, LaCrate and Kuti embrace for a remix and a Tee. The result? A frenetic B-More laden club banger whose lyrics are still relevant today.
Listen to it, cop the t-shirt, and aim your imaginary Molotov cocktails. Or just dance.