Given the recent events in Tulsa, Oklahoma and North Carolina, T.I. drops a powerful video for his politically charged track “Black Man.” On Friday, T.I. dropped Us or Else, a surprise six-song EP the rapper recorded as a reaction to “the repeated deaths of unarmed black citizens at the hands of police.” The single also featuring Migos’ Quavo, Meek Mill and RaRa, with T.I. sharing the video for the song on Tidal.
In the video, the squad of rappers are seen handing off a backpack while delivering verses about resistance and restlessness. Meek mourns inside a funeral home, while Quavo runs from the cops after being pulled over, asking them, “Is it because of my people?/ Is it because of my sneakers?/ Is it because of my jersey?/ Is it because that I’m perfect?” T.I. comes through with the final verse, as all four artists are seen joining a group of Black Lives Matter movement protestors.