Contrary to what certain “Rockstar” rappers think, hip-hop continues to be a vessel of progressive thought and expression, with Joyner Lucas using his skills as an MC to brutally address the growing racial divide within the U.S.
His latest song, “I’m Not Racist,” and its video have spread like wildfire for their uncensored discussion of race in America from the perspective of a Trump supporter and then himself.
The video addresses the disconnect between Blacks and Whites as well as conservative vs. liberal ideologies. Watch it in full below.
Lucas is known for music with a message, once starring as a crooked cop in his video for “Winter Blues,” which dealt heavily with police brutality.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.