Apple Music is celebrating this Juneteenth holiday and the 50th anniversary of hip-hop culture with a new collection of songs. Featuring artists like Lola Brooke, Blxst, Symba and Baby Tail, the streamer remade her memorable rap song for the June 10, 2023 playlist Freedom Songs.
New York City-based newcomer Laura Brooke faces 50 Cents “Your Life’s on the Line” from an unreleased song dollar power album. Brooke burst onto the music scene in 2021 with the single “Don’t Play with It.”
“The first time I got into hip-hop was when 50 Cent released the Wanksta video,” said Laura Brooke. “I chose [‘Life’s on the Line’] Because it’s my favorite artist and I’ve developed my own style with it just by being me. “
Los Angeles rapper/singer Blxst also covered 50 Cent’s song on Apple Music.of before departure The album’s creator tackled the R&B-influenced “21 Questions,” featuring the late Nate Dogg, which made the New York native top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“I picked 50 Cent and Nate Dogg’s ’21 Questions’ simply because it was my childhood favourite,” Brooksst explained. “That song is a classic, and I can relate to the theme of the song, which is about loyalty that doesn’t change no matter where you are in life.”
West Coaster pals Symba have decided to rework the legendary Tupac Shakur song. The “Never Change” host recorded his own version of 2Pac’s “Keep Ya Head Up” for Apple Music’s Juneteenth 2023: Freedom Songs.
“I chose this song because I feel like we’re in a time where life is now when Tupac made this song,” said Simba. “Many people have lost their families, many people have lost their jobs and been laid off. I wanted to create something, and whatever you’re going through there, keep your head up.”
Juneteenth 2023: Freedom Songs also features covers by 2Rare, 6LACK, Denzel Curry, Bun B, Lupe Fiasco, D Smoke, Saba, Hit-Boy, Black Thought and more. Additionally, Atlanta’s Baby Tate recreated a song by one of the biggest local stars, Ludacris.
“To celebrate 50 years of hip-hop, we decided to cover one of Atlanta’s greatest artists, the one and only DTP masterpiece, Ludacris,” Baby Tate said. “I decided to cover ‘Rollout’ because I’m from Atlanta too. I just wanted to show some love, flowers and respect to one of the game’s OGs.”
“Hi Mickey!” Rymer continued. I added my own little spin, changed the beat, added harmonies here and there because I know the girls are still singing at the end of the day. “