In 2016, Moor Mother released Fetish Bones, a relentless torrent of social critiques rendered as sharp poetry, delivered inside mutated Bomb Squad production that turned beats inside out and caked everything with sheets of noise and shards of static. Released two months before the 2016 elections, it stands now as a reminder that this moment’s unrest is certainly amplified, but our national issues have existed for decades and centuries. To wit, on “KBGK,” Moor Mother draws a line straight from the end of slavery to the death of Emmett Till and the Civil Rights movement to the necessity of Black Lives Matter. It’s arresting and aggressive, demanding you confront history squarely. See Moor Mother play solo and with her free jazz outfit, Irreversible Entanglements, at Big Ears 2019.