By: Caitlin Hoffman
Brooklyn-raised hip-hop afficionado Julian Rhine is “sick of the bullshit– the suppression of humanity, the constriction of freedom, and the government’s active attempts to treat us like dancing puppets”. From this cerebral, social rage comes a blazing commentary: his latest single, An Excuse to Riot.
Julian’s begun to blast off with previous releases (No God Flow, another track, was hailed recently by several media outlets), but I think Riot is the song that will seal him as an artist of merit and grit. When you’re brave enough to tell your government to back off (or stand up), that’s when you decide who you want to be, and what you want to fight for.
We need more musicians who use their songs to spread a real message.
This is a great start.