KneHi from the legendary West Coast female rap group Da 5 Footaz (“The Heist,” G Funk Music) has just released her latest song–and it’s all about the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests in Los Angeles.
Ericka Martin, 37, better known as KneHi, was arrested on Wed. Nov. 25 in downtown Los Angeles during one of the LAPD’s infamous mass arrest operations of protesters protesting police brutality and killings.
Known for her work as one part of the all female rap group Da 5 Footaz, Martin used that experience to pen a song about the LAPD, police brutality, and being arrested. In the song she shouts out fellow arrestee well known political consultant and EUR columnist Jasmyne Cannick, Ezell Ford, who was shot and killed by the LAPD in August, and Mitrice Richardson who was found dead in 2010 after the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested her and released her in the middle of the night with nothing.
Martin, along with at least 140 others will be going to court this week in Los Angeles. She says that continues to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and plans to fight the misdemeanor charges.
Other L.A. rappers spotted at Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protests include the Lady of Rage herself who was seen walking with protesters near the Staples Center on Mon. Nov. 23.
— Jasmyne Cannick (@jasmyne) November 25, 2014
Later this week, many of those arrested by the LAPD will join Martin in South Los Angeles as she shoots the music video for “Black Lives Matter.”
“Black Lives Matter” was produced by Da Bad Guy.