Joseph Gorden-Levitt Includes Jeremiah Bonds’ ‘Hashtag’ on HitRECord Mixtape
Rap artist Jeremiah Bonds’ track “Hashtag,” was just included in the Joseph Gordon-Levitt curated HitRECord Mixtape Volume II: Don’t Just Play It Safe.
Bonds said the song was written out of grief for what’s happening in the U.S. Right after recording and submitting it, there was another incident where an officer shot someone the next day. This time it was in his own hometown of San Diego.
“The issue is something that touches everyone and it doesn’t matter where you stand on the issue, everyone as Americans are emotionally involved one way or another,” he said.
He continued, “To my surprise, Joseph Gordon-Levitt saw it and took notice of what I said, the simple reality in the chorus and had a few words to say. I totally geeked out, it shows that it’s even touching the movie stars that aren’t vocal about it.”
“Black lives matter, blue lives matter, all lives matter, God created us in His image and I truly believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only remedy.”
Actor, Joseph Gordon-Levitt had this to say about the track:
“Fantastic work! It’s great on so many levels: just as good music to listen to, but also great story-telling. And what a powerfully sad central metaphor, “another hashtag”, makes me think not only of the terrible violence, but also the frustration of how our culture discusses complicated issues like this in an overly simplistic manner these days. Incredible, Jeremiah, definitely looking forward to more from you. Thanks”
Listen to “Hashtag” below: