Portland’s Glenn Waco gets educational on his new release, Assata, a feel-good ode to the life of Assata Shakur, the former Black Panther who’s famously avoided state capture since escaping from prison 37 years ago in 1979. On May 2nd, 2005, Assata was labeled a domestic terrorist, and there is a $2M reward for her capture. 

Since being identified as a BLM participant, Waco has had his own run-ins with the law. Similarly, former Portland City Council candidate Teressa Raiford, also an organizer in socio-political activism, just beat her case after the judge found her arrest during a protest to have been unfounded. That said, Waco’s song on police and government interventions against social reform seems to be right on time.

With a lighthearted vibe and heavy lyrics, this is one you’ll really have to listen to. Shout out to Neka and Samarei.