Song of the Day: Lex Leosis stands up for victims of abuse with “I Don’t Play That”
Toronto rapper Lex Leosis of The Sorority is back with a powerful new anthem intended to support victim’s of abuse in feeling empowered and supported.
“Putting myself back into the mindset I wrote it in was difficult because I had to relive it all, but it was necessary.” – Lex Leosis
“I Don’t Play That” is a powerful new anthem that comes from a personal experience that Leosis explained when sharing the record:
“‘I Don’t Play That’ is a power anthem for anybody that is ready or needs inspiration to stand up for something they believe in. To anybody that has witnessed or faced the hands of abuse, we are strong, we are survivors, we don’t play that. I was a witness to abuse at the hands of a man and it brought up for me all the ways that women are so accustomed to taking other peoples’ shit. With ‘I Don’t Play That,’ I wanted to create a song that could make any woman or anyone affected by abuse feel strong and that they’re not alone.
I wrote the song right after the experience happened, but didn’t record it until weeks later. Putting myself back into the mindset I wrote it in was difficult because I had to relive it all, but it was necessary. I’m done sitting by idly letting this happen to people, so I wrote an anthem of power. Thank you for listening.”
You can follow @LexLeosis on Instagram.
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