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Premiere: Billy Porter’s ‘For What It’s Worth’ cover remixed by GRAMMY-nominated duo King Garbage

It’s not hard to stop and look around now because COVID-19 made us.

Back in April, singer, television star, activist and fashion extraordinaire Billy Porter released the timely cover of singer-songwriter Stephen Stills’ ‘For What It’s Worth’, performed by Buffalo Springfield. That version had a “soulful spin” and kept the relevance, and today’s version produced by GRAMMY-nominated producer duo King Garbage has a Hip-Hop vibe to it, which may appeal to younger audiences.

Urging for change in the hook of the record, Billy Porter encourages you to vote, whether you believe it matters or not. Our ancestors fought, bled, and sacrificed their lives for us to be able to. If it didn’t mean anything, the American voting structure wouldn’t be as it is. The tragedy of what happened in Atlanta this week during primary voting wouldn’t have come to pass. As New York City sees its third day since Phase One reopening, I hope we do not share Atlanta’s experience.

If you are terrified of voting for fear of getting COVID-19, fill out the absentee ballot. It takes two minutes. If you are not registered to vote, click here to register today.


Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is part of the Complex Day Ones, an exclusive community to help make the Complex experiences even better.