The singer gave a moving speech at a rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday (12Aug15) as part of the Black Lives Matter movement, and she has now stepped up her fight by recording a track called Hell You Talmbout with a number of her label mates on Wondaland Records.

The song mentions the controversial cases of Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, whose deaths at the hands of police officers sparked ferocious protests in the U.S. last year (14), as well as that of Trayvon Martin, who was shot dead in Florida in 2012 by George Zimmerman. He was later acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges.

Monae shared the song on social media and added in a caption on her page, "This song is a vessel. It carries the unbearable anguish of millions. We recorded it to channel the pain, fear, and trauma caused by the ongoing slaughter of our brothers and sisters. We recorded it to challenge the indifference, disregard, and negligence of all who remain quiet about this issue. Silence is our enemy. Sound is our weapon. They say a question lives forever until it gets the answer it deserves... Won't you say their names?"