A thoroughly gifted, talented and uncompromising lawyer and artist from Washington D.C., you can never confuse Tarica June for a woman who is afraid to speak her mind about topics ranging from racism, gentrification, the prison industrial complex, community activism, the state of Hip Hop, or anything else. That’s why the song and video for her latest single titled “But Anyway” is both familiar ground for the emcee, but also a breath of fresh air for those who may not be familiar with her work…yet.
Thus far, the song has gained traction in local D.C. publications, but also made its way onto popular Hip Hop blog Bossip. And most recently, June was interviewed by NPR on the songs themes of gentrification, nostalgia and the continuously-changing landscape of urban America. Set to sampled Hip Hop production that gives the both the song and the video an air of old school grit and experience with new age idealism, Tarica spits bars effortlessly while giving a colorful tour and history lesson on her hometown. “But Anyway” is music that’s sure not only to get more attention on Tarica June, but to get people thinking about the real issues impacting them right where they stand. You can find more of Tarica June’s music on her Bandcamp website.