Martin Luther King Day is often one of reflection, and Vic Mensa‘s thought-provoking new video for “We Could Be Free” was the perfect addition. Mensa uses the clip to explore the tumultuous conditions surrounding areas we perceive as safe, as well as the sources for division in our society.
Opening with the shot of an in-utero fetus, and zooming out to the pregnant mother physically assaulted during a protest, “We Could Be Free” doesn’t hesitate to juxtapose the chaotic turmoil of society while capturing our unifying humanity. Later, as the war-torn area is seen through a child’s eyes before his death from police brutality, Mensa puts such violence in perspective of a wide range of humanity.
Mensa appeared with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 to discuss this latest video from The Autobiography. To Mensa, the concept of “We Could Be Free” initially stems from his experiences on the south side of Chicago, and achieving what he believes to be freedom. The full clip can be seen here.
– My NYU roommate Donald Glover/Childish Gambino is at it again with a new trailer for the second season of Atlanta: Robbin’ Season.
– Get ready to call him “Ghost Malone” as Post Malone tracks down ghosts in Ghost Adventures.
– Finally, watch Lil Pump get the Saturday Night Live treatment with SNL’s Stanley Tucci-themed “Gucci Gang” parody “Tucci Gang.”
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