North London youth culture platform Word on the Curb come through with an anonymous music project. Under the anagram of Bruce Throdown, they release the track ‘Black Man’s Burden’ – donating all profits to Black Lives Matter UK and Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.
All single profits will go to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and Black Lives Matter UK
The track is a damning and truthful retelling of the UK’s racist past and present, referencing the whitewashing of Black history, Mark Duggan, The Brixton Riots, the treatment of Meghan Markle and more. The outro is an account from a woman who was present during the Brixton riots of 1981, from the documentary Battle for Brixton.
“We wanted to release the track to raise issue and light on the burden of being a black man or woman and all of the cases that have preceded this moment, namely in the UK, hence some of the names that we mention.”