Rebellion Music: Listen To ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Soundtrack

The Birth of a Nation is an emotion stirring film about slave Nat Turner and other black Virginia slaves wanting their freedom.

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The Nate Parker-directed movie hits theaters on Oct. 6, but today (Sept. 30), the movie’s soundtrack has made its way online. The 16-track project features the likes of Vic Mensa, Nas, The Game, Wale, Meek Mill, Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne, among others.

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Nat Turner was a literate Baptist preacher living on a Virginia plantation. Turner’s “owner” Samuel Tuner was paid to have Nat preach to slaves telling them to obey their masters. This would hopefully kill any ideas about a slave insurrection. However, Nat received revelations that he should rebel against slave owners, resulting in the Southampton County slave revolt on Aug. 21, 1831.

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Also, Parker has been the topic of a rape case that happened back in 1999. He was then a 19-year-old college student. While The Birth of a Nation is an important film for our culture, we must not take lightly the traumatizing situation that the young lady, who committed suicide, experienced.

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Stream The Birth of a Nation soundtrack below on Spotify and purchase it over at iTunes.