The Roots their new song, “It Ain’t Fair,” featuring Bilal, which comes off the soundtrack for “Detroit”, Kathryn Bigelow’s new film about the 12th Street riot in 1967.
“This song is the slow burning fire inside all of our souls,” Questlove told Rolling Stone. “[…] We wanted to hit many a bird with one stone: Humanize the pain, confusion and sadness. But also express the overdue anger. Not only to the powers that be but also to those on the sideline that can afford to turn the other way because it doesn’t effect them at the moment.”
The Detroit soundtrack is out July 28 via Motown Records; see the full tracklist below. The movie, which stars John Boyega (Star Wars), hits theaters August 4. It is Bigelow’s first feature film since Zero Dark Thirty in 2012.