Music Video: J. Lee the Producer – Datgum ft. Adam L
J. Lee the Producer teamed up with Adam L for “Datgum,” a protest song written to reflect the current struggle of Black people and people of color in America against white supremacy.
According to J. Lee, The term “Datgum” itself is a euphemism that is used to express anger or shock. “Despite being born into a country cloaked in white supremacy, and raised in full awareness of it – I am always freshly surprised at how easy, if not downright profitable it is to kill us in full view with the whole world watching. The surprise I feel over this is what causes the anger and out comes the expression ‘Datgum!’ to stand in for feelings for which there aren’t words. Those feelings can be distilled into a mix of anger, despair, sadness, and confusion.”
The song was mostly inspired by the protest of Colin Kaepernick in the NFL.
“In 2017 it is apparent we still have no recourse when an officer decides to end our lives for any apparent reason (names on a list). The officers’ actions are always justified by mainstream white society and the victims are always posthumously villainized.”
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