Louisville Rapper, B SIMM, releases a video to accompany the song, “Beyoncé’s Letter” which continues the call for Justice for Breonna Taylor.
After the murder of Breonna Taylor in March of 2020, Louisville-based rapper, B SIMM, wrote and released a song called Beyoncé’s Letter, reflecting on this tragic event and the ongoing fight for justice.
The title and lyrics of the song were inspired by the letter Beyoncé Knowles-Carter wrote to the Attorney General of Kentucky, calling for criminal charges against the officers, transparency in the officer’s criminal conduct, as well as an investigation of LMPD’s response to the murder and the root cause of violence against black lives. Creative group, Dreamachine Collective, wrote and produced this video, working alongside local Louisville artists to create a visually stunning, emotionally impactful work of storytelling.
After dropping Beyoncé’s Letter in October 2020, B SIMM follows up with a striking music video utilizing theatrical storytelling to symbolize the constant struggle Black Americans experience dealing with systemic racism. The video takes viewers through a journey of B SIMM’s personal experience as a black man and father living in Louisville, and his frustration with the pervasive racism within the United States justice system. The rap breaks linger on a memorial for Breonna Taylor, creating a sacred space to honor her life, and mourn her tragic death. The video closes with a hopeful, explosively colorful scene illustrating how beautiful life could be with true equality, when Black Lives Matter.
The music video was released on all digital platforms at 12:41 AM on 1/1/2021, the exact time in which LMPD shot into Breonna’s apartment. This time and date has been chosen as a call to remember Breonna’s death and the injustices we must continue to fight in the new year.
Available for viewing on the Dreamachine Collective YouTube Channel:
In this video, B SIMM reflects on his feelings as a father of a black daughter (Haven Simmons), who debuts in the video.
All food left over from set was donated to protestors at the Breonna’s Memorial Square in Louisville, KY.
During the filming of this video, every member of the production crew took safety precautions to film this video using CDC and socially distant guidelines.
The music video was shot in Goshen, KY at a farm warehouse building that runs strictly on solar power, keeping sustainability in mind when producing the video with naturally-sourced power, biodegradable glitter, recycling protocols, etc.
To learn more about the artist B SIMM, click here: https://officialbsimm.com/
To learn more about the creative group that produced the video, click here: https://www.dreamachinecollective.com/
To view the letter Beyoncé Knowles wrote the Attorney General of Kentucky, click here: