Below is a small sampling of the many songs from local artists challenging police violence.
In a brutal world where people are murdered by cops, Lane-O offers a message of love and redemption. If you're feeling like racism and social inequity are turning your heart into a callus, "Beautiful" is the right song to put on. Yes, it acknowledges life's horrors, but its message is simple: Love yourself and love others.
BHM is a hip-hop compilation celebrating Black History Month in 2018. Put together by producer Chris "Wicjones" Jones, the album went largely under the radar. It's time to bring it back. Loaded with inspirational music from Denver rap luminaries Jay Triiiple, Chy Reco, Lo Pez, Taurean, Pries, Connor Ray and Toussaint Lorenz, this is a must-listen-to black-power record that takes on police violence. Spin it and be inspired.
The throwback punk band Barking Mad bites back at violent cops, taking a chunk out of the Blue Lives Matter movement that attempted to hijack Black Lives Matter. "Blue Lies" is a rage-filled street-punk record, the kind sure to prod you toward the streets.