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Racial tensions are at an all-time high, as the concerned citizens of Ferguson, Missouri await the Supreme Court’s decision that will decide if Officer Darren Wilson will be charged for the murder of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
TheStashed.com was the first to premiere Detroit newcomer Willy J Peso’s video for Generation Lost, a track off his latest mix-tape Euphoria. Generation Lost features real life footage of the protests that have garnered worldwide media attention. All of which have shed an unflattering light on the undeniable flaws within law enforcement procedure.
Peso recounts powerful imagery that describe the general consensus of race relations in this country,”Nothing to say when the bullets start flying. You ran for cover. A child got killed. If that was your seed. How would you feel? They say retaliation’s human nature and revenge is sweet as any flavor. That’s why I flip back for my generation. They watch us self destruct for entertainment.”
As the Midwest continues to make a name for itself with artists like Kanye West, Big Sean, Stalley, Chance The Rapper and Dej Loaf leading the charge, Willy J Peso prepares for the success that’s to come. When asked about how he fits into the current Midwest music scene he said, “As an artist, I bring real life experience to the table. I make music about periods in my life that I believe people can relate to. It’s nothing wrong with making music for the club but what about the rest of day? I want to be that artist you can listen to at any time or place. whether you’re smoking a joint at the crib or riding around town.”