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The national media doesn’t seem to be feasting on the tragic poisoning situation in Flint, like they once were. In case you’ve been under a rock, I’m referring to the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis. Flint, a city located a short drive north of Detroit, Mi, where appointed and elected officials, and members of other organizations (like the EPA) criminally allowed an entire city to be poisoned with lead from the water pipes after a bid to save a few dollars.

Local music artists & now activist, Nicholas J Shemes (on facebook) who goes by the stage name “Shemy” has teamed up with Damon Mckenzie (also on facebook) and released a track that hits a spot that other local artists from Flint, besides Jon Connor, has not hit. An ability for broad airplay and an opportunity to attract audiences outside of rap in efforts to bring and maintain awareness of the crisis. While there are many songs about the Flint Water Crisis, this post is about “Home” produced by Bandplay. Although I do encourage you to listen to as many songs from Flint locals as possible, because, each one speaks for some one.

Take a listen to “Home” below, and be sure to share it with others!

We live in world where too often the economically disadvantaged are forgotten. In Flint, Michigan, more than 40% of the people live below the poverty line. More than half of the schools have closed in the last 10 years. Violence plagues the city. In a place where hope had already been lost, the government has failed them once again. The Flint water crisis is more than a headline in the newspaper or a trendy topic at the presidential debates.

‘Home’ is a song dedicated to the city I love and is meant to remind all members of the human race that we are in this together. – Shemy

Posted by Nicholas J Shemes on Saturday, March 26, 2016