Joey Bada$$ has released a powerful new video for his superb new single, "Land of the Free," which we highlighted is one of the best protest anthems of recent years last month. The new video, self-directed alongside Nathan R. Smith, resonates with the songs cutting, political lyrics and juxtapose against the song’s slick, mellowed-out production.
The visuals contain a lot of strong and evocative imagery. They find Joey in the plains of America, clutching a U.S. flag - with stars and stripes embroidered with paisley to look like a gang bandana - whilst various ethnic minorities are shot by police officers. The video (following a similar theme to Kodak Black’s "Tunnel Vision" visuals last month) ends with a burning cross surrounded by Ku Klux Klan members and people hanging with a noose. Disturbing, yet effective stuff from Bada$$, whose new album All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ drops on April 7. Watch him talk through the meaning behind they lyrics with Genius, below.
In other music news, Travis Scott has started his own label, Cactus Jack. Get the lowdown on it here.