Lazy Boy

by The Mung Beings

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Lazy Boy 04:03
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Crazy Girl 03:59
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Lazy Boy is the third single from NY/Berlin-based band The Mung Beings and is a dub-inflected protest song against racism.

Saadiah Fowlkes, the rapper/vocalist from the band had this to say:

"Lazy Boy is, essentially a coming of age story, detailing how painful It was for me growing up as a black boy in America. I talk about how, as a result of the systemic racism that is still all too pervasive in America, I would often feel thwarted in my efforts to live up to my full potential. How it felt to be unseen, unheard, and misunderstood. How frustrating it was for people not to see the fullness of my being, and how harmful it is to a person’s self-esteem when they are reduced to a stereotype. Ultimately, I would say that the message of the song is that there is only one race, the human race, and we should not allow ourselves to be reduced to stereotypes. I feel that the song is especially relevant, particularly in light of the BLM movement and the worldwide protests against police brutality in America. There’s even some footage in the video of me marching at one of the many protests that took place here in my hometown of Brooklyn. So my hope is that the song will resonate with POCs, for whom racism is a part of their daily experience, and promote empathy and understanding amongst non-POCs, many of whom are only beginning to understand what it feels like to inhabit the skin I’m in."

From the forthcoming album by The Mung Beings.

Music and by Allan Thomasson.
Recorded by Nigel Braddock at Monkey Records, Berlin.
Mixed by Allan Thomasson and Nigel Braddock.
Mastered by Thommy Hein.

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released December 8, 2020

Vocals: Saad Fowlkes
BVs: Tracey Duncan
Music: Allan Thomasson
Recorded by Nigel Braddock at Monkey Records, Berlin
Mixed by Nigel Braddock and Allan Thomasson
Mastered by Thommy Hein

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