Trey Songz' and Eric Bellinger's poignant protest songs give our "R&B Season" playlist a powerful new tone.
This week on our "R&B Season" playlist, we decided to highlight a few of the protest anthems that R&B artists have recently dropped in order to show our solidarity with those speaking out against systemic racism and police brutality in light of the police killing of George Floyd and countless others. These past few weeks have been heavy and emotional, as they've served to further highlight these issues that have been prevalent in America for decades. People across the globe have been protesting these injustices in many different ways: signing petitions, donating to organizations that help Black communities, standing on the frontlines at rallies. Others have been using music to get their message across, including artists like Trey Songz and Eric Bellinger.
On Wednesday, Eric dropped his new song, "ENOUGH," drawing on his own experiences with racism and calling for the end of this treatment of Black people. Trey Songz also protested through the art of music with the thematically similar tune, "2020 Riots: How Many Times." We've also decided to include Trey's duet with Summer Walker titled "Back Home" on "R&B Season" this week. Although "Back Home" already dropped earlier this year, Trey included it in the single release for "2020 Riots: How Many Times." Check out our "R&B Season" playlist below, and stay safe out there.