Grammy winning Producer, Rapper, Singer and Songwriter Bosko releases song “Occupy Until Wall Street Crumbles” in support of the world wide Occupy Wall Street Movement
Oakland, CA -
The Occupy Walls Street movement is personal for multi-talented, Grammy Award Winning Platinum producer, rapper, singer and songwriter Bosko, and you can hear it in his new song “Occupy Until…”.
When Bosko used his lifesavings and a bank loan to build his family dream home, he never dreamed the bank would go out of business. Nonetheless, in the middle of construction, the federal government seized IndyMac Bank for illegal business practices, stopping Bosko’s loan and preventing him from building his family home. To make matters worse, another bank acquired Bosko’s loan from IndyMac and threatened to foreclose. Pushed up against the wall, Bosko decided to fight back. Representing himself with no law degree, the USC graduate was able to sue the Banks, and through a grueling two-year federal court battle, stop the foreclosure, and force a favorable settlement.
Now, on the heels of his recent success as a writer and performer on J. Cole’s #1 Album and worldwide hit “Workout”, Bosko felt it was time to add his voice to the Occupy Wall Street Movement with his new song “Occupy Until…”
The song’s haunting piano and gunshot drums are musically massive and dark, while Bosko’s lyrics channel the anger of the #ows movement: We are the 99, victims of crime, it’s time ta repo/Pensions and homes that been stole from my people
Bosko’s occupy rap goes on to explain how personal this issue is: On my block, Bank put my Grandma on the lawn/ Debit Card fees, Bank Account Overdrawn
“There is a common misconception that #ows is about taking money from the rich, but it’s not. #Ows is about stopping the theft of our money and property by Wall Street Banks. The 99% includes everyone from those in poverty to those making less than $340k/yr. Walls Street uses its money to control both political parties, helping it funnel trillions of dollars of our money into its hands. Government bailouts went straight to greedy banker’s pockets while they kicked our families out of their homes.”
The song can be downloaded for free on Bosko’s website BoskoLive.com. All net proceeds from the song will be donated to support Occupy Wall Street. Full Song lyrics appear below.
Bosko will be launching a KickStarter.com/Bosko campaign to help fund a music video for the song soon. The video will feature live performance and educational images, dealing with the song’s content.
Bosko, a seasoned performer and veteran producer who has toured with The Roots, has worked with many multi-platinum artists including Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Big Boi of OutKast, T.I. and more. He won a Grammy for his featured work as a vocalist on “The New Workout Plan” from Kayne West’s College Dropout album and was nominated for another for his featured performance on Big Boi’s hit “Shutterbugg”.