The Roots Appear On Black-ish Season Premiere In "I Am A Slave" Educational Cartoon
The Roots appeared on the season premiere of ABC's Black-ish but it wasn't your typical appearance for the legendary Roots crew.
Appearing as cartoons in an educational segment about the Emancipation Proclamation, Juneteenth and the end of slavery, this segment addresses an incident in the episode.
Check out BlackThoughts raps below:
“I am a slave in the home of the brave / a product of the triangular trade/ Please pardon my ways / If I’m nervous or the slight bit skittish in the presence of the Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch or British / They kept me in colonial chains / Tell me how to persuade them to chill or to save me and still I’m a slave / I hope and pray that they don’t kill me today / I am still just a slave”