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Hell You Talmbout?!

Updated: Jun 14, 2020

'Hell You Talmbout' is a song released in 2015 by Janelle Monáe and other Wondaland artists, exactly one month after the death of an African-American woman by the name of Sandra Bland. On the 10th July, she was pulled over in her car for the apparently egregious crime of failing to signal a lane change. During the exchange, tensions escalated and Bland was forcibly removed from her car, arrested and placed in a jail cell. On the 13th July, she was found dead in her jail cell.

The song essentially serves two purposes: to preserve the memories of the men and women mentioned, and a call to action.

Walter Scott

Jerame Reid

Phillip White

Eric Garner