Posted 05/08/2020 | Reading time 4 min 25 sec
At national scale (BlackNews.com) – During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the world’s greatest black musicians are using their talents to create hymns that call for unity and deliver musical lyrics that the global community can resonate with. There are actually more R&B, Hip-Hop and Reggae songs about the coronavirus pandemic than most realize.
Here are our top 10 picks:
# 1 – “Good work” Alicia Keys
As a nod to essential workers, Alicia Keys dedicates her voice to recognizing their hard work and dedication. In her song, she thanks all of the healthcare workers who have gone through this pandemic and helped keep America moving.
# 2 – “Coronavirus song (The Rona song)” by unknown artist
This song, merged with a mix of R&B, Hip-Hop and Autotune, is a first-hand look at our new reality. The artist tells how a once normal trip to the grocery store has turned into a virus guessing game. The song is based on the artist’s personal experience with her son who was denied a COVID-19 test.
# 3 – “I believe we will win” by Pitbull
Mr. Worldwide himself has harnessed his party startup energy in a motivational track reassuring citizens of their strength. Pitbull uses his organic rap cadence to provide a motif to keep doing it all.
# 4 – “Coronavirus song” by Cardi B & iMarkKeyz
This viral video turned song was the hit of the COVID-19 pandemic. Viral producer iMarkKeyz took ten minutes of his time to remix one of Cardi B’s rants and the rest is history. This catchy tune is guaranteed to leave you screaming at random. CUHRONAVYYRUSS.
# 5 – “Six feet” by Doug E. Fresh and Novant Health
Novant Health teamed up with legendary rapper and artist Doug E. Fresh for a play based on his famous “6 Minute” lyrics in a fun post about social distancing.
# 6 – “Crown clap” by Dee-1
This infectiously beating rap song combines everything to create a bouncy track filled with comedy and verse filled with truth. In the song, he shouts out the countries most affected by the virus and also speaks about the suspended NBA season, closed schools, the hoarding of toilet paper, closed churches, etc.
# 7 – “Coronavirus” by Gmac Cash
This rap song is a hymn to self-isolation and social distancing that underscores the importance of good hygiene in this time of great uncertainty. It has been endorsed and shared by Snoop Dogg, Joe Rogan, and many more.
# 8 – “Corona virus alert” by Bobi Wine & Nubian Li
This song, by Ugandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine, urges Africans to wash their hands to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. The song also criticizes various African governments for not maintaining better health systems.
# 9 – “Corona virus (Dancehall song)” by Ras Strika
This dancehall reggae song by Ras Strika, who was born in Jamaica but currently resides in the UK, cleverly brings together a plethora of information about the ongoing epidemic that is sweeping the world today.
#ten – “Coronavirus (COVID-19)” by Sizzla Kalonji
In this song, recorded to raise awareness, reggae artist Sizzla talks about the spread of the virus and, above all, about cleanliness and prevention. His words say to listeners: “Dem a chat bout Corona Virus de about, better be careful, not better to bring it into your house (…) protect small children, do not put your hand in your mouth. .. “