In his new "We Will Not" video, T.I. uses snapshots of recent protests to deliver a powerful call to action against institutional racism.
T.I. has been one of the most vocal and socially active musicians in the midst of the rampant incidents of police brutality over the past couple of years. As relations between the black community and the oppressive powers that be have reached a boiling point, Tip's music has taken a political turn, intending to raise awareness among his listeners (that's not to say he hasn't shared some all-out sauciness, either). Earlier this month, Tip shared a new protest record, "We Will Not," the first track off his upcoming project, Us or Else, which will presumably be mostly focused on similar subject matter. He's now shared the new "We Will Not" video, which can be streamed exclusively via Tidal.
The video shows T.I. flipping through channels, only to find footage of protests in response to incidents of institutional violence against innocent black men and women. Viewers are then inundated with powerful images of faces from various recent protests, which are brought to life with the production effects of The Last American B-Boy, the director of the video. "We Will Not" is produced by Mars as well as Mike & Keys.