Chicago rapper Jay Hunna, who’s real name is Jesse Bland, is honoring his late cousin, Sandra Bland, in the track “Land of the Free.”
Sandra Bland is an African-American woman who was arrested and detained under suspicious circumstances and later died of an apparent suicide while in police custody. Her 2015 death sparked a national conversation in the wake of several black and brown people who’ve been consistently killed by the police.
The Chicago rhymer decided to honor his late cousin by including one of her revolutionary speeches in the final track of the album, “Land Of The Free.”
However, fans will have to wait a bit more to hear that track since it has yet to be released. In the meantime, Jay Hunna released a more nostalgic tune, “Good Ol’ Days.”
As Hip-hop celebrated its 44th birthday (shoutout to Google Doodle!), Jay Hunna gives major love to Hip-hop legends like Tupac, Biggie, Scarface and Jay Z in his track.
“Good music translates in all languages. It creates a feeling of happiness and joy in most people, so I just want to reach every language and give them that experience,” said Hunna in a press statement.
Check out the video for “Good Ol’ Days” above. Jay Hunna’s next album, Better Days, is set to be released on Sept. 8. (Fans can pre-order starting on Sept. 25).