21 Savage Depicts Black Pain in “Nothin New” Video
People love saying 21 Savage raps about nothing but drugs, girls and violence, but his new Issa Album features a track called "Nothin New" that deals directly with systemic and institutional racism. Now, he's released his new video for the track, shot by iNightLyfe and FoolWithTheCamera, and you can watch it below.
The song, produced by Metro Boomin and Zaytoven, deals directly with how people misconstrue much of 21's music ("They thought I only rapped about murder and pistols/I'm tryna feed my family, I ain't being political"), while the hook deals with what oppression looks like (Another nigga made the news, it ain't nothin' new, he done dropped outta school, it ain't nothin' new/He done got his first tool, it ain't nothin' new, mama on that dog food, it ain't nothin' new)."
The video opens with sports figures like Colin Kaepernick and LeBron James as they address President Trump and racism. By the end of the video, we see a cop shoot and kill a young, unarmed Black kid. The family grieves at the funeral as rain comes down, making for a wholly unsettling visual.
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