After the most recent murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, in addition to the countless other senseless acts of police brutality that has plagued the nation as of late, Hip-Hop has responded accordingly and resoundingly. From music, to Jesse Williams’ speech at the BET Awards to protesting in the streets with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, to powerfully insightful PSA’s, artists, celebrities, and citizens from coast to coast are speaking out passionately in favor of swift social reform, Black rights, justice, and equality while simultaneously calling for action against the violent murders of people of all ages within the Black community.
Mistah F.A.B. is yet another in a long, necessary list of artists to speak their mind on the issues at hand with his latest video, “6 Shots.” The title of this particular track is in remembrance of the six fatal shots that killed Alton Sterling outside of a convenience store just one week ago. The video that accompanied the death of Sterling was quickly followed by another video of the brutal murder of Philando Castile in Minnesota, which F.A.B. also addresses in solidarity. But Mistah F.A.B. doesn’t stop there, as he roll calls more names from the long list of Black people who were killed and brutalized at the hands of police. Before the track rolls out to a powerful, heartfelt speech from police officer Nakia Jones, the Bay Area rapper openly exposes the seemingly widening gap of inequality between the Black community and the rest of America with unsettlingly necessary visual representation of the rampant injustice tied to a personal and historical perspective.
Take a look and cop Mistah F.A.B.’s latest project, Son of a Pimp, Pt. 2.