A new music video for a popular R&B/pop song called “The Rona Song” pays tribute to 100 African Americans who have sadly died from the COVID-19 virus. The video briefly shows their photos along with a brief caption describing who they were.
The song, released by an artist who calls himself the Undiscovered Artist, is a tune that people of color can especially resonate with as they have become the most affected by the virus.
“The song was created in memory of everyone worldwide who has been affected by this virus,” says The Undiscovered Artist, who wrote, produced, and sang the song. “However, data has confirmed that Black people in the U.S. and the UK are most affected and are more likely to die. That’s why I wanted to create this video in their honor.”
In May 2020, a widely published report was released confirming that more than 20,000 African Americans have died from coronavirus so far. Other reports and sources have confirmed that several of those who died were denied tests and some were denied a test multiple times before dying.