Racial and social injustices are overwhelmingly present right now, and T-Pain released a new record “Get Up” to inspire people to get off their couches and make a change.
The Florida rapper revealed that the song was originally supposed to be released in March and featured Chris Brown. “This song was actually meant to come out at the end of March, but I decided to switch it out last minute and release “Wake Up Dead” with Chris Brown first. We had all of the artwork and marketing assets created months ago. It’s very ironic because it all has so much more meaning to it now with everything going on in the world. I thought it was silly to hold this song. I want people to be motivated, inspired, and to continue to Get Up and push forward.”
The video below opens up with a powerful message from Malcolm X speaking on oppression and exploitation.
T-Pain also released merchandise to support the record and proceeds from the sales and streams will go to Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice (@CSSJustice), an organization in which he has been working with for some time now that is a national network of crime survivors with chapters all over the country who have joined together to focus on building safer communities through healing as well as shaping public policies.