New Music
The Best New Music in Rock, Alternative, Hip-Hop, and More
Expertly Curated by the CoS Staff

Vic Mensa defies police brutality in the powerful new video for “16 Shots” — watch

on October 24, 2016, 10:25am

It’s been two years since Chicago police officers killed¬†Laquan McDonald with a barrage of 16 shots. To mark the anniversary, Vic Mensa has released a new video for “16 Shots”, a song dedicated to the fallen 17-year-old black teen.

Directed by Ace Norton, it sees the MC, who’s dressed in a “Resist” hoodie, face off with the authorities. Though they don’t hesitate to use their weapons and excessive force — punching, kicking, beating — the officers can’t seem to keep Mensa down. In much the same way he hit the streets to¬†protest the McDonald shooting last November, the rapper shows power in his defiance. The clip also includes real dash-cam footage from the crime scene.

Watch the clip via Tidal. “16 Shots” is off Mensa’s latest EP, There’s Alot Going On.

No comments