T.I. Exposes Inequality in “War Zone” Video
T.I. is highlighting the differences between black and white America in his new music video. The Atlanta rapper crafts a video for his single "War Zone" which shows what it would be like if white peopled experience the same injustice that the black citizens of America do.
The visual imagines a world where white people are killed in the same manner that Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and Philando Castile were. The footage is a wake up to anyone who still hasn't comprehended the stark realities of being black in America.
T.I. pops up along the way to spit his message of what it's like to be living in a war zone at home. The veteran MC rhymes about his willingness to put himself in harm's way if it will result in a better future for his family.
"Witness said suicide, I said genocide/Hey what you got a gun for? Boy you ain’t finna ride/They run up on you like Baton Rouge, bet you finna hide/That's the difference 'tween us, I'll die to save a million lives/Appointed leader when nobody couldn't think of shit/I'll be a martyr if my great granddaughter benefit," T.I. raps.
The music video caps everything off with a simple message. "The new racism is to deny that racism exists," the screen reads. "War Zone" will appear on T.I.'s upcoming Us or Else EP which is coming soon. The project will feature more tracks with politically charged themes and content.
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