Aboriginal Justice is an infectious hip-hop track inspired by life on Palm Island. A collaboration between three young Bwgcolman men from Palm Island and Desert Pea Media, it tells it like it is: “ The courts still lying, my people still dying.”
The lyrics were written and recorded by Toby Finlayson and Matthew Priestley in May 2009 during a hip-hop mentoring program with local residents Kiefer Walsh, Morris Walsh and Patrick Seaton (aka the PI Boyz).
The track hit the number one spot on Triple J’ s Unearthed charts, an initiative for discovering and sharing the best new Australian music. This put the struggle to hold those responsible for death in custody of Mulrunji Doomadgee into the national spotlight.
“This is for my brother that was taken away / From his family, I wish he was alive today / We’ re looking for justice Aboriginal way / Not just locking up my mob for starting a fray / Yeah it starts today, no more of this / Listen to the rap scratched on this disc.”
Aboriginal Justice can download from I Tunes. All sales assist further projects in Indigenous communities. For more information see: www.smugglersoflight.com/AboriginalJustice.htm