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One of the most pivotal figures in the fight for equality and social justice, the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was recently celebrated as the activist’s 93rd birthday was the reminder of how far along society has come and the optimism and the inspiration that is felt when looking to the future, especially for Grammy winners, rapper Flo Rida and violinist Miri Ben-Ari.
Traditionally with Flo and Miri have held down their spots in the secular realm, so for their latest collaboration, which is in tribute to the late Dr. King, the two artists see themselves capturing an important moment in the voice of social justice. Speaking with co-hosts of the Letty and Teddy Power Mornings show, Letty and Javen, the “Symphony Of Brotherhood Rise” duo detail how the new song came together and what their connections to a higher power and the cause of equality mean to them.
The two musical veterans have had their hand in the culture for decades now and the pair have finally joined forces to deliver the song which features a moving and purposeful gospel offering and also features MLK’s legendary “I Have A Dream” speech. Flo shares that coming on to the new version of the song was a complete freestyle take because he wanted everyone to feel the anointing that he felt when listening to the already Ben-Ari featured instrumental.
Both Miri and Flo go on to share how they’ve learned to overcome their challenges, where music has taken them to places they couldn’t imagine, Flo also shares his Florida Mount Rushmore, and much more.
Check out the full interview below!