St. Louis Hip-Hop Artists Prince Ea and MME Release New Pieces Inspired by Michael Brown

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Prince Ea's "Same Story."
The screenshot above of St. Louis hip-hop artist Prince Ea walking past an entourage of fully equipped militants and armored vehicles looks like a staged setting out of a high-budget music video or action movie, but it's not. The startling scenery filmed during Ferguson protests is 100 percent real and so are the people involved.

In times of distress, art and music speak volumes. On Tuesday national touring artists including Wiz Khalifa and Jeezy paid tribute to the late Michael Brown, donning shirts featuring his name onstage during a packed performance at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

As protests and unrest continue with no end in sight, St. Louis' own musicians begin to cope through their craft. Carefully articulated thoughts come across with palpable force. Late last night, Prince Ea shared a heavy-hitting video featuring his spoken-word piece "Same Story," filmed on location in the very place that inspired it.

See also: Young Jeezy Visits Ferguson, Talks to 104.1 FM about Michael Brown

The video begins with Prince in front of the QuikTrip that riots ignited on Sunday night: "Policeman murders young black male. I can't say that I was surprised when I read that headline."

Later he continues, "Along with being smart, we all have to look inside and change our hearts. And that goes for white, black, ghetto, suburban, policeman and civilian. 'Cause we're all human at the end of the day. No matter what costumes we put on or characters we like to play. We're all humans at the end of the day. And if we don't realize this, then it'll be the same story next year."

Watch the full video, filmed and edited by Brandon Sloan, below.


"Same Story" by Prince Ea

Click through to read about and hear MME's new song inspired by Michael Brown.



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27 comments
Jason Gerfers
Jason Gerfers

Not surprised you feel that way, Steve. Not one bit. I am sure theres a few people that wouldn't consider your boy Sammy Hagar an "artist" either. ;)

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

i hate when the term "artist" is used when a rapper is mentioned.

Steven Torlina
Steven Torlina

Militants they are cops not military kill yourself

Jason Gerfers
Jason Gerfers

I hate comments of "who?" when an artist is mentioned. I have never heard of him either, but I can certainly use a thing called "Google" to research. You are doing that to subconsciously discredit someone because YOU have never heard of them, Matthew. Your response is disingenuous, at best.

Less Franken
Less Franken

you are obviously educated, too. people make tons of money off free song downloads. lol.

Less Franken
Less Franken

the song is a free download you idiot lol

Rev Thomas Paul DiVinny
Rev Thomas Paul DiVinny

nice educated response from all involved in bashing me blessed be and have a wonderful life

Justin Curia
Justin Curia

also rev u think they're actually going to make real, tangible money off of this? i'm imagining hella dollars right now cuz that's how you make it sound. this clown thinks everybody just sells the music they make song by song lolol, do you know how this shit works mr. rev man? then srsly shut the fuck up. implying there is money to be made off of this is off-base and str8 up stupid like your stupid ass satan goatee

Rev Thomas Paul DiVinny
Rev Thomas Paul DiVinny

are they doing it for free or are they gonna give all proceeds to the family? I doubt it

Justin Curia
Justin Curia

hey guys matt hasn't heard of them so obviously we should give a fuck about his opinion, which is about as worthless as shitty toilet paper

Muhammad Mvstermind Austin
Muhammad Mvstermind Austin

To make money??? Seriously your so drowned in own negativity that was your first response? The arts is a universal language, it's expression of the soul. Artists are trying to spark change and ignite the torch to shed light on what's going on. Give understanding by showing all sides. be heard, speak change, in all art forms, Music is my rally megaphone except this megaphone is specially equipped, yup, it's reach could have the potential to be heard and spread awareness all over the world, if not at least comfort and soothe those standing in this city marching for peace, give them an educated plan through music, an relatable artform. I'm going to ask to please take that statement back, for the sake of humanity YOU sound like the problem.

Jeff Craig
Jeff Craig

Sure Kim Jones. Bet you never won a spelling bee.

Kim Jones
Kim Jones

ChrisXtopher Roles don't fuck wit me im not the one pussy.cat

Kim Jones
Kim Jones

Johnette Louise Boatright-Perez.u need to shut the up 4eye bitch

Philip Rock
Philip Rock

Evelyn Gail Rock. See, this guy needs to get on board with that project.

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