“MY LIFE MATTERS” A PLEA FOR HUMANITY
“Equality is not conversed, it’s exerted” – The HamilTones
From Emmett Till to George Floyd, the debate over the value of human life has been ongoing throughout history. The Grammy-nominated viral R&B/Soul Trio known as The Hamiltones kick off Black History Month with a plea for humanity in the official music video for “My Life Matters”.
“The world’s in a state of Tragedy/ Freedom with no equality/ Only thing left to say is/ My Life Matters/ Tell me what do you see/ when you look at me/ cause I see me/ My Life Matters/ and I see Strong/ We keep pushing on/ My Life Matters…”
“My Life Matters” is from The Hamiltones’ powerful new album 1964, which was released on the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic ‘I Have A Dream’ speech at the March on Washington, and the 65th anniversary of the high-profile death of Emmett Till.
is a Nigerian Canadian who now makes her home in Washington, D.C. Her song, “Throwback” is filled with eclectic R&B rhythms oozing “Suya Soul”, her unique take on the genre. Raised in Canada, but born in Lagos, Nigeria, her family moved to Canada, where she completed college at York University in Toronto, Canada. Her real first name is Tolulope and her last name is Olumide. She combines the two to make her stage name, TolumiDE.
“Throwback” is a celebratory song that remembers the good ole days for the glorious times they were for many. “I remember dancing in the sun”… Using both English and Yoruba, Tolumide introduces us to Yoruba, one of the three major Nigerian languages through song. Like all words learned while singing, you don’t even notice you’re being educated. Plus, the rhythm is so good, you’re not going to notice anything but how it makes you want to move your feet.
“Throwback” is a song you can dance to, sway to, and simply relax to if you’re so inclined. It’s got a nice tone and engaging intent. You get to select how you want to react to the subtle yet moving rhythm. Most will find themselves moving involuntarily, because they cannot resist and their bodies will betray you even if you’ve sworn never to dance, snap your fingers, sway, or tap your feet before you know it you neck will be giving you away.