Wondaland Records-Hell You Talmbout


Janelle Monae and her Wondaland crew including Jidenna, George 2.0, St. Beauty and Roman GianArthur have dropped a protest song regarding all of the police misconduct cases in the country right now. “Hell You Talmbout” is a drum beat and a chant with the names of several Black citizens who have died while in police custody and interacting with the police recited by each band member. Yesterday Monae and Jidenna lead a march in Philadelphia protesting police brutality and today she posted a statement to Instagram about the song: “This song is a vessel. It carries the unbearable anguish of millions. We recorded it to channel the pain, fear, and trauma caused by the ongoing slaughter of our brothers and sisters. We recorded it to challenge the indifference, disregard, and negligence of all who remain quiet about this issue. Silence is our enemy. Sound is our weapon. They say a question lives forever until it gets the answer it deserves… Won’t you say their names?”