It’s been almost ten months since George Floyd was murdered as a result of four police officers' blatant disregard for yet another black man's life. It’s been almost a year since the shooting death of 25-year old Ahmaud Arbery by neighbors who felt that him jogging in his own neighborhood was suspicious. It’s been over a year since Breonna Taylor was shot to death by police officers while she slept in her Kentucky home. In all three of these instances and many more which have not made headlines, no charges were initially filed. This did not sit right with black America nor did it appease activist Tamika Mallory who’s managed to articulate the pain that black people are feeling in such a way that it leaves her audience jaw dropped every single time she speaks.

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Wordplay, storytelling, and melody are only a fraction of what Inglewood native Daniel Anthony Farris encompasses in his music. Better known as “D Smoke,” crowned champion of the 2019 Netflix hip-hop competition series Rhythm + Flow, it should be no shock that he has been nominated for two Grammy awards since the release of his EP “Inglewood High” and second studio album “Black Habits.” 

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