Is This the Most Powerful Song of the Year About American Race Relations? Probably.

While we Canadians should not be so smug when it comes to race relations–God knows we have our own issues–the situation is much more stark, much more raw in the United States. Joyner Lucas has done an excellent job of creating a difficult and brutal conversation about race in America with his new song, “I’m Not Racist.” Make sure you want it all the way to the end.

Warning: Strong language ahead. More at CNN.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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