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It’s a TAKEOVER: While the World is on Lockdown, Hip-Hop Duo Justin Engel & Uno Get Down to the Nitty-Gritty with their Latest Project, “Quarantine Chronicles"
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 11, 2020) - Pandemics, protests, war and isolation are a few words to sum up the current landscape. 2020 will go down in the books as the year that brought us COVID-19 chaos and propelled the Black Lives Matter movement worldwide following the devastating murder of George Floyd. The trajectory of our globe has shifted forever and musical artists/producers, Justin Engel & Uno, tap into that momentum for “Quarantine Chronicles”, a spit-fire mix tape that documents life while on lockdown. These two aren’t just making brilliant art, but are speaking truth and dropping thought-provoking words of wisdom.
Their raw and authentic rhymes, which at times emulate spoken-word, hit home for what has become both tragic and triumphant realities. How do you get by as a non-essential employee? Why is it that every time we turn around, there’s another black person victim of senseless police brutality? How are people coping with being alone, jobless, sleeping in their cars, with only a duffel bag? How are couples maintaining connection through separation?
"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him...
We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.” ~ John F. Kennedy
It’s been said that art is a form of activism. This album is precisely that - the stories must be told. How the story is interpreted is up to you, the listener. Find your connection to the truth. Find your purpose in the chaos. Turn your pain into power, and your wounds into wisdom.