[VIDEO] Inspired by Nate Parker’s “Birth of a Nation” Vina Mills (@VinaMills) Releases “Run!”

Electric Soul Entertainer, Vina Mills, delivers a soul waking vocal performance in the visual depiction of “RUN”, an emotional story of triumph told through the eyes of slaves.

“Run” is inspired by the film Birth of A Nation and the countless brutalities happening around the globe.


The Champion produced track was given life once the songstress, Vina Mills, belted out a heartfelt soliloquy that took the form of a modern day hymn embodying the essences of the great late Mahalia Jackson and the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.

“Run was the result of channeled anger used as inspiration to create something impactful,” said Vina. “In my opinion, the only thing that has changed from slavery to present date is the manipulation of our minds into thinking that we are all equal and free. Continually being fed the idealism of not being good enough and the desire for change all played a role in the writing process. I wrote lyrics like “Put dirt on my name, but my pain is power” to express how propaganda is used to discredit our identity.

Run is a way to celebrate those who have lost their lives in the movements both present and past while honoring our future leaders. We offer this song as encouragement in hopes of never giving up on a dream.
During these trying times in today’s world as black people, we must encourage, uplift, unite, but most importantly educate ourselves. With singles as this one and films such as Birth of A Nation, the black community can find that strength in our own history that sadly many of us know very little about.
For more info on Vina Mills, be sure to follow her on social media. In the meantime, check out the powerful music video for “Run” below.

Written By: Kyree Shockley

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