ESPN has put together the second installment of their Music For The Movement series. This time around, the sports media giant has recruited Tinashe, Tobe Nwigwe, Freddie Gibbs and Brent Faiyaz. Each artist takes their own shot at reimagining a classic record.
Tobe Nwigwe kicked things off by remaking “Wake Up Everybody” by Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes. Backing Tobe Nwigwe, Freddie Gibbs delivered “Winter In America” and Brent Faiyaz dropped “Eden.” Rounding things out, Tinashe took a shot at “I’m Every Woman” from Whitney Houston. Altogether, the EP speaks to the struggles that many marginalized communities are experiencing in the United States of America and beyond.
“Like Vol. I (I Can’t Breathe), Black History Always features reimagined, historically significant songs, as well as an original song and a spoken word piece, made by and for Black America with contemporary artists. The message of hope is that everyone sees the beauty and history in Black culture. Each track has original artwork, created by Black artists,” Mac Nwulu of ESPN stated.
Check out the full project below.