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Black Collar Biz Returns With Some Pete Rock Beats For 'Black Friday 3'

This has been a hard week for black men living in America. Seriously; like, do we just teach our children to never venture out of the house? With the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile still so raw and frustrating (and manifesting itself in those cop killings in Dallas during a peaceful protest last night), one tries to look towards the future. Bring something brighter during these dark days, you smell me?

I say all of that to say that it's frustrating when the music being pumped in the media isn't about much. We're all to blame; those cuts we get turnt to don't necessarily nurture the need for mental stimulation; 808s only go so far. That's why we need producers like Pete Rock and emcees like Black Collar Biz, who made a similar point on Facebook about the music we're being fed and how it's anti our feelings. As the saying goes, though, Trenton Makes, so instead of turning off the radio, Collar picked up the pen, selected some choice Pete Rock instrumentals, and sent over this seven-track EP, Black Friday 3, which follows in the conscious tradition of his previous Black Friday releases.

Collar only wants a little bit of your time, but in the ~12 minutes that it takes for Collar to express himself, he paints a number of pictures. It's pro-Black (but not anti-White), all in the spirit of being better for himself, his family, and his community. It's the vibe of a grown-ass man who's still connected to the hood but knows that there's more to life than the heat in the concrete jungle. What's even iller is that, from his comments on "ForTheFxckOvIt," this project was birthed rather quickly...like the span of a few days from idea to this post.

Hopefully Pete appreciates. Hopefully those who are living the struggle can hear this and be inspired by it. Hopefully hip-hop fans who are looking for something more than what's being handed to them will download this and recognize that if you don't like the situation you're in, you can always make your own way, for the better. Our Friday might be Black, but our future is as bright as we want it to be. A Penny 4 Ya Thoughts coming soon!


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