Your Daily Lick: Youth Roots

Critical Minds in Critical Times (Oakland Leaf)

We are more than what we say/We are peaceful people who are oppressed by a system/We are labeled … to grow up as they expect us. Wise words from the mouths of babes, or teens at least. Youth Roots is 25 Oakland high school students under the guidance of community nonprofit Oakland Leaf, and their third record features 21 mostly hip-hop songs – some of which are surprisingly good.

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