Minneapolis MC Tony the Scribe is one of the few artists who could be described as a “rapper/activist” and have more than enough history to back up both claims.

This past weekend, he marked an important milestone one year after being among the protesters removed from the Fourth Precinct occupation following the shooting of Jamar Clark.

Tony put the experience into his new song “December 3rd.”

The rapping half of duo Killstreak, Tony goes this one alone, handling his own production and vividly reliving the experience though his visceral, poignant lyrics. Upon its Saturday release, Tony tweeted the chain-of-events in chronological order:


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