We find ourselves in trying timese these days and with more than a few historical lessons we should be learning, but are instead ignoring. It's a sade state of affairs, but not everyone is taking it lying down. On his new single, "Willy Lynch", which sees him collaborate with Jamaican MC Fyah Roiall, Australia-based producer Monkey Marc uses the shocking story of 18th century slave owner Willy Lynch to issue some stern warnings about our future and where the increasingly hateful rhetoric of certain world leaders will lead us.
Built around Marc's bubbling hip-hop production that takes in elements of rap, grime and dubstep, "Willy Lynch" is taken from Monkey Marc's upcoming album, Vital Sound (due for release later this year). Hit play on the fresh visuals below to see Roiall in a grafitti-blanketed spot while he calmly lays out his history lesson over Marc's bubbling hip-hop production.
Speaking with Complex via email, Monkey Marc says, "The track calls out Willy Lynch, an 18th century slave owner who purportedly gave an infamous speech about how to break the spirit of slaves. Roiall is calling for the youth of today to be smarter than Willy Lynch — to educate themselves, be proud of who they are, and not succumb to social and mental oppression."