Baby Kaely may only be 11-years-old, but her message speaks volumes. The young rapper recently released her single ‘Better Place,’ featuring Marsai Martin from this hit ABC series Black-ish, and the lyrics are powerful.


“I thought that we’d be living in a better place,” the song begins. “I want my brothers living where they feel safe.” Kaely addresses race and police brutality in her rhyme all while encouraging listeners to look past cultural differences to create a better world.

Marsai Martin is no stranger to the subject of race in America. It was just a few months ago that the young star and her fellow Black-ish cast members addressed the subject of police brutality through the powerful episode entitled ‘Hope.’ Showrunner Kenya Barris told media that recent events inspired the idea.

“The episode was about having a conversation with your kids and about what’s going on in the world,” he shared. “We really tried to make sure we gave ourselves enough balance to still get the point across but at the same time, give people an entry point where they felt like they could get into it and not be bummed out the whole time.”

Check out Baby Kaely’s music video for her single ‘Better Place’ below!



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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