Chicago-native, Woes reflects on the summer of 2020 and the ongoing battle between law-enforcement and Black America with his latest single, “War.” Producer, GoodBoy, took the classic Edwin Starr sample and re-energized the track to fit the mood of the summer. As Woes reflected on his attendance of the rallies at the Wrigley Building, “There’s not much you can do when there’s a line of 100+ officers between you and where you are trying to protest.”
“The police were not diffusing the situation in the least; they were abusing their power in every way they could which included personal boxing matches between themselves and the protesters they had their eyes on,” said Woes of his experience at the first night of protesting the murder of George Floyd.
“War” certainly channels that energy while staying true to the original as a political anthem. Woes currently resides in Chicago co-running an underground DIY space allowing local and touring artists a platform to showcase their talent called, Hungry City Collective. “War” is out now on Spotify and all major platforms, and can be heard on our playlist, Fresh Kicks: Boom Bap.