Virginia emcee PHZ-Sicks is never one to shy away from addressing social issues in his music. His latest single, “Riot In My Memory”, serves as a reminder of his lyrical content. Even more, it serves as a reminder of what many African-Americans are dealing with in Amerikka. Produced by PHZ-Sicks along with Epik The Dawn, the track features a sample originally made famous on Sisqo’s “Thong Song”. The sample meshes well with the live drums provided by Spencer Vilet, and gives us a great match that no one could’ve ever expected. Here is what PHZ-Sicks had to say about “Riot In My Memory”:
[It] comes from a place of “frustration and anger leading to catharsis. The fact that people turn a blind eye to the issue of police brutality is mind-boggling. You can’t be a caring person that says ‘I see no race’ but won’t stand next to your fellow human being if there is scientific fact that we are being treated differently and inhumanely. I wanted to vent while also fighting against the asinine follow-up questions whenever a person of color brings up this topic. I don’t want my words, my body or my music to be tread upon. Music can heal a nation and also build a nation… and sometimes you have to tear shit up.
Soak in the sounds of “Riot In My Memory”.