Bobby Sessions Raps While Hanging From a Noose in Powerful “Like Me” Video
Earlier this month, Bobby Sessions unleashed his fierce "Like Me" major label debut single, which was dedicated to his cousin who was killed at the hands of law enforcement back in July of 2012. Days later (April 13), the Dallas native shared the powerful "Like Me" visual, exposing the plight of Black America.
The video opens with Sessions spitting vociferous bars over the Sikwidit beat while hanging by a noose tied to a tree in the open green forest, likely symbolic of when slaves were lynched in America's past.
The potent scene switches to the Def Jam signee chasing a cop with a reverse role play on the police brutality epidemic brooding in the United States. The black and white clip sees Bobby donning a black hoodie that reads "Legalize Being Black."
He then takes a page out of DMX's book, appearing to recreate his gory Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood 1998 album cover for an intense visual. The Grateful rapper ominously stares into the viewer's soul with a look of disgust. "Don't look good if you look like me. Why the fuck would I look like you if I could look like me," he belts.
The 26-year-old explained the inspiration behind the single in a heartfelt Instagram post. "This song is dedicated to my cousin James Harper aka G-Code that was killed by law enforcement back in 2012. Everybody that's followed my journey since 2010 knows how important this moment is for me/my family (+) Dallas, Texas in general. All we wanted was an opportunity to show the world that we have something meaningful to say," he captioned.
Check out the anthemic "Like Me" video below.
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