Dallas rapper Bobby Sessions continues to open the experience of systemic racism that oppresses African-Americans in our society, with his new single “Made A Way,” available today via Def Jam Recordings. The new song is featured in the new FIFA 2021 interactive game trailer. Most recently, Bobby sessions connected with Megan Thee Stallion and co-wrote her platinum single “Savage,” whose remix with Beyoncé topped charts worldwide.
“Made A Way” marks the first new music from Bobby Sessions upcoming EP RVLTN (Chapter 3): The Price of Freedom since July 2018, when he won 4-star praise for “The Hate U Give,” his title track (featuring Keite Young) from the critically acclaimed motion picture’s all-star soundtrack album released on Def Jam. Prior to that, Sessions had attracted nationwide attention with his first two incendiary singles for the label, “Like Me” and “Pick A Side.”
Coinciding with the movie soundtrack’s arrival that summer, Sessions released his debut EP for Def Jam, RVLTN (Chapter 1): The Divided States of AmeriKKKa. Hard-hitting production from Sikwitit, Anthm, and Brown Royal, along with Sessions’ aggressive, authentic, soulful sound harkened back to the roots and origins of classic hip-hop.
Sessions, who dedicated “Like Me” to his cousin James Germon Harper, killed by Dallas law enforcement in the summer of 2012, affirmed his place in the Black Lives Matter movement as he discussed the EP concept:
“My RVLTN EP series is about taking the politically incorrect conversations from the barbershop and expressing them through music. Chapter 1 highlights the root of race issues in this country. It addresses white supremacy, systematic oppression, as well as introspective realizations about the responsibility of becoming a leader. RVLTN will continue to unfold and evolve throughout upcoming chapters in my quest for viable solutions, black empowerment, and justice. This only the beginning.”
The mission was underscored by the Instagram message he first posted about “Like Me”:
These days black lives have simply been reduced to hashtags. There’s often no time to grieve for our victims because another one of us gets killed shortly thereafter… but the pain of these tragedies is much deeper when it happens to your own family. I have been actively speaking out against the killing of unarmed black people by law enforcement ever since my cousin’s death … and I will continue to use my platform to speak out against a problem that negatively affects people all across the world that look like me.
Watch the fifa 2021 interactive game trailer: