Detroit emcee Chavis Chandler drops off the controversial video to his track “FHBM”. The video starts with a montage of clips featuring everyone from Morgan Freeman to Donald Trump. The clips details different views on Black History Month and race relations throughout the intro.
Once the verse kicks in we find Chavis dressed in traditional Black Panther attire while delivering scathing, yet brutally honest lyrics about his feelings on Black History Month.
“Our history should be explored for more than a month and considered “World History.” The term “Black History Month” became what it is from an idea of giving blacks in America a specified time of reflection and appreciation. The founder, Carter G. Woodson’s goal was to begin something that would cause the integration of black culture into the mainstream. However, In most cases black history month seems to just be a rhetoric repeat of the same names & images of degrading treatment, murder and disrespect that blacks have endured for decades. We want new appreciation for our history and we want it taught all year long. From music, fashion, sports & entertainment, black culture has always been the most appropriated. We are the culture!”
In the past, Chavis Chandler was a part of Danny Brown’s crew the, Bruiser Brigade and more recently was featured on fellow Detroit rapper Royce da5’9 “‘s critically-acclaimed album, The Book of Ryan. Last year he released his debut project and is already back with another offering. This April he will release, Chop Shop Dojo, with “FBHM” serving as the project’s lead single.