Grammy award- winning producers Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo, Johntá Austin and Bryan-Michael Cox have teamed up with a lineup of notable artists for a new single “CHANGE” (So So Def Recordings) that will generate profits for the Social Change Fund
The single is available now on all platforms.
In conjunction with the release from was also also played, on October 23rd, at the top of every hour on all iHeartRadio R&B stations.
“We created the song to call attention to these long-standing issues,” Dupri said. “Members of the global community are now awakened to issues affecting BIPOC. The global pandemic forced us all to reevaluate everything from our health to police brutality and systemic racism.”
“We are now witnessing a paradigm shift that creates an opportunity for real impactful change. ‘CHANGE’ only resonates the need for topics that should have always been prioritized.”
The Social Change Fund is haritable initiative created by philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and NBA superstars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Dwyane Wade to support critical and timely issues impacting the Black community.
Showcasing some of the most influential Black male artists to help affect change through music, the group of acclaimed performers include: British singer/rapper Angel, rapper Big Rube, R&B singer Eric Bellinger, teenage viral singing Gospel/R&B sensation Keedron Bryant, blues-rock-soul musician Gary Clark Jr., rapper/actor Common, “America’s Got Talent” young finalists The Detroit Youth Choir, Gospel star Kirk Franklin, R&B-soul singer Anthony Hamilton, Boyz II Men’s Wanya Morris, R&B singer PJ Morton, Gospel singer Smokie Norful, newcomer R&B-soul singer Jac Ross, and singer/actor Rotimi.
“Sparking a call for positive progress the mission for ‘CHANGE’ for me is to inspire and
uplift,” Austin said. “Throughout the years we have seen music serve as the catalyst that pushes listeners to believe that something beautiful is possible and to see themselves in their fellow listener who shares the same love of music. I hope that with ‘CHANGE’ we can give someone the words to express what they feel, the way that so many songs have done for me.”
Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo, Johntá Austin, and Friends: “CHANGE” is available now.