Chatta gets militant in latest song
Murderah - Lef We Black Man Alone is a hard-hitting song from Canadian deejay Chatta. She produced it for her RaggaNational label.
The single is inspired by controversial incidents involving police and black men throughout the United States.
“It’s a known fact that young black men are being targeted and treated unfairly all over the world. Black men are more likely to be harassed, maimed, arrested, and endure a violent demise by the police, than men from other races,” Chatta said. “It is absolutely mortifying to think about what happened to Trayvon Martin, and so many others after him in recent times.”
Martin, 17, was killed by George Zimmerman, a man of Latin descent, in Florida in February 2012. The shooting sparked global outrage and drew even more fury when Zimmerman was acquitted of murder.
Murderah - Lef We Black Man Alone and its music video were released in February, celebrated as Black History Month.
“I chose to release this single in February because I wanted to bring this issue to the attention of the world during Black History Month, letting our men know that we care, and we are aware the problem still exists,” said Chatta.
A physician by profession, Chatta (given name Tricia Edwards) was born in Toronto to Jamaican parents. She has been recording since 2003; her EP, The Speed of Consciousness, was released in 2004.