Jovan's official music video for 'Progression of Our People'. Click to listen to Jovan on SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/jlesliemonique
Produced by Jordeaux.
Intro Music Produced by Jovan Landry
Director, Editor, Producer: Jovan Landry
Cinematography: Kalyn Jacobs, Charles J. Wiliams
Fashion Artivist: Michelle Janayea
Make Up: Courtney "CeeJaye The MUA" Jones
Extras: Haile, Taylor Brooks-Burns, Vicki Street, Gem Tree, Lynsey Ann, DJ Vice LaRock.
As featured on The Conscious EP. Click to download the track or EP via Bandcamp: jovan.bandcamp.com/album/conscious-ep
More From Jovan
No Chill: youtube.com/watch?v=aj75LBWg-tY
Social Media Girls: youtube.com/watch?v=K8kRC_YSsV8
All The Way Up (Remix): youtube.com/watch?v=50j1n7aq2m0
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Things don't change if you still remain the same.
Most of us are still in this slave mind state.
When you think, about it, think about it.
Things unchanged if you really think about it.
How can we change if we stay in our lane?
Talk is really cheap, especially in this day in age.
If you think, about it, think about it.Things unchanged, unchanged.
Without a doubt, I feel like blacks [are] the only ones without
Love & hugs, they give us drugs, it feels like it's a drought
The most, unloved in history, wanted in penitentiaries
Judging upon our imageries, culture’s famous in industries
Exploitation, corporations, monetizing our monopolies
We’re always the anomalies, you’re killing our society
But are we hurting ourselves? Putting us on shelves
To be so, so sold out, tell me, are we loving ourselves?
We’re screaming “hands up” and “don’t shoot” and “I can’t breathe”
Yet exchanging blows for views online, what to believe?
I see we making moves, and paying dues, for our communities
Standing up against the bigotry/police brutality.
I’m seeing a lot of things not living up to it’s worth
There’s many pieces to the puzzle of Black ‘Merica’s hurt
Don’t hate me off this verse, I’m not cursed, I’m figuring out
What our purpose really is, so we can come in large amounts, but...