Watch Now: Jamila Woods is a “Blk Girl Soldier”


Jamille Woods Blk Girl Soldier

Jamila Woods, the Chicago-based singer, songwriter and poet, who worked with Chance the Rapper (Sunday Candy) and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (White Privilege II)  has released the video for her powerful single “Blk Girl Soldier” and it is EVERYTHING under the #BlackGirlMagic rainbow.

With her hair styled in Bantu knots, Woods is ready to fight for our freedom –and those of black girls everywhere–donning hair beads and rollers fashioned into a bandoleer. The video features footage from both the Black Panther Party and #SayHerName protest, blending the past and present together as Woods does with her lyrics “look at what they did to my sisters, last century, last week…”

Call it #BlackGirlMagic or Black empowerment but we love the message here and can not wait to see what her debut solo album, Heavn brings this summer. Check out the video and full lyrics below.


See she’s telepathic
Call it Black girl magic
Yeah she scares the gov’ment
Déjà vu of Tubman

We go missing by the hundreds
Ain’t nobody checkin’ for us
Ain’t nobody checkin’ for us

The camera loves us
Oscar doesn’t
Ain’t nobody checkin for us
Ain’t nobody checkin for us

They want us in the kitchen
Kill our sons with lynchings
We get loud about it
Oh now we’re the bitches

Look at what they did to my sisters
Last century, last week
They put her body in a jar and forgot her
They love how it repeats

Look at what they did to my sisters
Last century, last week
They make her hate her own skin
Treat her like a sin

But what they don’t understand
(But what they don’t understand)
But what they don’t understand
(But what they don’t understand)
See what they don’t understand

See she’s telepathic
Call it Black girl magic
Yeah she scares the gov’ment
Déjà vu of Tubman

She she she she she she she
Don’t give up
Yea yea yea yea yea yea
She don’t give up
She don’t don’t don’t don’t don’t don’t give up
No no no no no no
She don’t give up

Rosa was a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight
Ella was a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight
Audre was a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight
Angela was a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight
Sojourner was a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight
Assata was a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight
Rosa was a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight
Ella was a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight

See she’s telepathic
Call it Black girl magic
Yeah she scares the gov’ment
Déjà vu of Tubman

But what they don’t understand
(But what they don’t understand)
But what they don’t understand is
(But what they don’t understand)
But what they don’t understand
(But what they don’t understand)
But what they don’t understand is

She she she she she she she
Don’t give up
Yea yea yea yea yea yea
She don’t give up
She don’t don’t don’t don’t don’t don’t give up
No no no no no no
She don’t give up, up

It is our duty to fight for our freedom
It is our duty to win
We must love each other and support each other
We have nothing to lose but our chains

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