James Gardin - Sad Black Boys feat. Jahshua Smith [prod. by Terem]

CNN recently reported that studies showed that Suicide attempts was on the rise among black teenagers. In the Black community depression and mental wellness are often combated with tough love , suppression, and people being told they need to toughen up , especially with black boys. Michigan recording artists James Gardin and Jahshua Smith get totally vulnerable on their latest effort “Sad Black Boys”, showing that this issue has been one much longer than recent news may lead one to believe. 

The two emcees rap two emotional confessions of black men who have had inner battles that are still at times being fought to this day. Gardin, and Smith’s performance over Terem’s soulful piano driven production will make you empathize with the two and reflect on what you’ve been feeling inside. 

Gardin says “The goal of this record is not to just leave people triggered and raw, but to start an open dialogue once the music stops”.