Dana Burtin (LyricalGenes) transcends human perception with a new song that supports the #WalkWithUs movement protesting the death of George Floyd. George Floyd, 46 years old, was born in Tampa, FL, but moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to start a new life. After Floyd was suspected of using a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes, Floyd was arrested and killed shortly after. Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder for kneeling on Floyd’s neck ultimately killing him in the process.
In LyricalGenes’s song, “Our Mansion”, the 18 year old singer-songwriter utilizes Tupac’s notorious single, “Thugz Mansion”. LyricalGenes imagines and tells a story of the “perfect world”, except the “perfect world” is a mansion, where everyone can get in free, with no labeled stereotypes, and human tension of race relations or violence. From LyricalGenes’s opening verse he states, “It don’t matter how much money that you got inside. We all cry. When George died try and picture his mothers eyes. It’s a different struggle. What’s the point of humble. When you don’t the last time you’ll say ‘I love you’.” With deep, mood penetrating lyrics, LyricalGenes, not only creates a culturally universal accepted song, but raises more awareness to inhumane actions.