Samar recently released his single titled “Stop Killing Us” and this record was extremely powerful. Recently, police brutality has become a rising issue in America with various unarmed shootings occurring towards the black community out of racism. This has sparked various different movements such as “Black Lives Matter”. Therefore, for Samar to courageously release a song that touches on a topic that needs to be touched on was commendable and immediately garnered our attention towards the record. His intense delivery cleanly executed flow, and passion behind his articulation made “Stop Killing Us” abundantly more captivating and compelling for us.
Samar had us in-tuned with the song from the moment it started until the moment it finished. Samar showcased his skills to us as a rapper while also demonstrating a true authentic display of fight. “Stop Killing Us” is a substantial song with powerful dynamics that made us fall absolutely in love with every component of this record. Samar is truly a special artist with a gift he’s using to share tremendous messages to the public. There are not many rappers who speaking on real-life issues that are happening in various communities today. These issues impact our youth and our future generations in more ways than we think
You can listen to “Stop Killing Us” by Samar here.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Samar! Tell us more about your background and upbringing. How was it growing up?
I am an independent rap artist from Minneapolis, Mn. By way of Syracuse, NY. I grew up in a single-parent household along with 3 older siblings, I saw a lot growing up at an early age and always had a dream of one day being able to use my talents to some how to be able to change not just my family's condition but also my communities. Before I was rapping I was a B-boy I was the kid in the neighborhood always break dancing and doing back on old matresses outside lol. Hip hop is in me I been involved with it for as long as I can remember.
What inspired you to write “Stop Killing Us”? The message behind this song seems to be powerful!
I was inspired to write "Stop Killing Us" because I'm tired of seeing my people getting killed by police officers or by our own kind. One of my childhood friends was shot and killed by the Minneapolis police in 1991. His name was Tycel Nelson, every time that I hear about a black person being killed by a cop I automatically think about him. I think that it's time for people to come together and be better examples for the next generation.
What was the most challenging aspect of creating “Stop Killing Us” for you and why?
I really didn't have any challenges writing "Stop Killing Us", because all I had to do was tell the truth about what's going on in the world that we live in. I didn't have to make anything up.
How would you describe the creative process behind “Stop Killing Us”?
A lot of times when I find a beat that I really like the words and concepts just come to me naturally, it's as if the beat tells me what to say. This is my version of Marvin Gaye's song "what's going on" but it's just put together in the form of rap music.
What’s next for you Samar?
What's next for me is to continue to push my creativity the best way I know how to. I
also have a website called skywaytrends.com where I am designing and selling merch online. My first designs are my stop killing our shirts, hoodies, hats, and stickers. But more designs will be coming soon.