BLACK LIVES MATTER
Thank you for checking out our mix. 100% of the funds we receive from the sale of this mix will be sent straight to Black Visions Collective, which is a Black-led organization dedicated to Black liberation by way of organizing connected Black communities, dismantling systems of violence, investing in Black leadership, and engaging in cultural organizing. I encourage you to check out their website at blackvisionsmn.org
or their social media pages to learn more about their mission.
There is a $5 donation minimum—but please consider donating more. Every dollar is going towards a great and always relevant cause. Every artist donated their song, knowing they will not see a penny from the sales of this mixtape.
I need to acknowledge the fact that this mix is almost entirely the work of non-Black peoples. This was an unintentional occurrence, but has not gone unnoticed by me. This was put together in just a few days, so I hope it is not seen as offensive, but please know I am ready to listen to any concerns around this—I always aim to become better, and I know it may be controversial to be putting out a pretty White mix in the name of Black liberation. We would like to do this again in the coming months and increase the diversity of the artists represented. I hope very much that while you are considering purchasing this mix to donate towards a Black cause, you are also considering purchasing the music of Black artists today. We are just allies, trying to stand with our Black community by giving back how we know best.
Along with this, we are making our own personal donations, purchases, social media posts, educating ourselves further, and having important conversations about racism with friends, family, and strangers alike.
If you are White, I encourage you to check out this list going around with great resources for White people to further their educations on how to be a better ally:
The revolution that is going on currently has been sparked by the recent senseless, horrifying murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, but those three names are just a drop in the bucket when it comes to the total lives lost due to systemic racism that has been in place for hundreds of years.
We will continue to fight. We will continue to donate, to protest, to deepen our educations, and to uplift our Black community.
released June 5, 2020