André 3000 sells shirts to benefit Movement For Black Lives

“For 3 days, a selection of shirts inspired by a collection of my jumpsuits will be sold and 100% of net proceeds will be donated to Movement for Black Lives to aid in their fight to end police brutality & racial injustice against Black people. This is only one piece in the war against systemic racism. It takes all of us. BLACK LIVES MATTER … at a minimum.
Order yours and see all the designs at andre3000.com.”

Andre 3000 has a merch collab for the Black Lives Matter movement

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— TK (@iice_coldd) June 10, 2020

The artist’s initiative comes in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man who was killed in police custody on May 25. Derek Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, while Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Keung all face charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Global protests calling for his justice and a renewed push for racial equality have since followed. Many high-profile musicians including Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Jay-Z have lent their voices of support to the movement.

Here’s how you can support Black Lives Matter and anti-racist organisations if you can’t protest

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Bring Me The Horizon delay new track ‘Parasite Eve’ in support of Black Lives Matter

Floyd, an African-American, died in Minneapolis on May 25 after white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes. Chauvin has since been sacked and charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Three of his colleagues, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Keung, are now all facing charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder, and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

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hello everyone- so as some of you know we were planning on releasing a new track this week. But with the incredible movement that is taking place currently we don’t feel comfortable releasing & promoting anything that takes the focus off what’s important right now. I KNOW you will all understand because we have the best fans in the world & I promise you we won’t make you wait too long & the good news is more music will be coming soon after P.E too. But for now keep fighting the good fight & stay tuned ✨♥️✨

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Sykes said in an Instagram post: “Some of you know we were planning on releasing a new track this week. But with the incredible movement that is taking place currently we don’t feel comfortable releasing & promoting anything that takes the focus off what’s important right now.

“I KNOW you will all understand because we have the best fans in the world & I promise you we won’t make you wait too long & the good news is more music will be coming soon after P.E too. But for now keep fighting the good fight & stay tuned.”

The five-piece have been working on the follow-up to 2019 album ‘Amo’ during the coronavirus-enforced lockdown, a project that is set to follow directly on from their December-released ‘Music To Listen To…’ EP.

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Sykes has also hinted at a return to their earlier, metalcore sound, saying in a video: “the guttural is back. 2020 is the year of the guttural.”

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