Best Song: 'No SunShine' by Young Moose feat. Martina Lynch

From Joy Postell’s ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ to Lor Chris’ ‘#Justice4Freddie,’ Baltimore artists of color across genre lines swarmed to step up and speak out in the wake Freddie Gray’s unjust death back in April. The most polarizing of the bunch was Young Moose’s ‘No SunShine’ featuring Martina Lynch, not only because of the song’s stark contrast to the bulk of his music but also because of its resonance, considering Moose’s long, documented feud with local police. The song delves into the reasons why much of the inner city’s youth find themselves on the other side of the law (poverty, drugs, continued trauma), and rightfully calls out police for their continued brutality against those youth.

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