Vic Mensa Touches on Police Brutality in "We Could Be Free" Video

“I’m not afraid to bleed, if it means/We’ll make a better today, not tomorrow.”

By
Music
1,174 Hypes 1 Comments

Vic Mensa has released the music video for his single, “We Could Be Free.” The video sheds light on the current racial turmoil in the States including police brutality and protest. The visual starts off with a pregnant woman during a rally being punched in the face and a young man running from the police and eventually being shot down.

The 24-year-old rapper discussed the video with Beats 1 Radio’s Zane Lowe. “There’s a lot of division, based on a lot of fear. I wanted to present an alternative, without fear, and that’s what the song, ‘We Could Be Free’ represents,” Mensa told Lowe.

“We Could Be Free” is a cut off Mensa’s 2017 debut studio album The Autobiography. Vic also reached out to fans through his social media, asking what they think society needs in order for people facing oppression to be truly free. The music video follows Mensa’s op-ed on oppression and abuse in Palestine, which the Roc Nation artist wrote for Time.

Currently, the full clip is only available through Apple Music, but you can watch a preview of the full video below.

Read Full Article

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

1354 Users Online

What to Read Next

s.k. manor hill Debuts Effortlessly Stylish Fall/Winter 2018 Collection
Fashion

s.k. manor hill Debuts Effortlessly Stylish Fall/Winter 2018 Collection

Ethically crafted, progressively designed.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Gets a Rumored Release Date
Tech

Samsung Galaxy S9 Gets a Rumored Release Date

Insiders provide the scoop.

Polo Ralph Lauren Debuts SNOW BEACH 25th Anniversary Collection
Fashion

Polo Ralph Lauren Debuts SNOW BEACH 25th Anniversary Collection

Highlighting the legendary pullover alongside a monochromatic capsule.


3.Paradis Brings Head-Turning Tailoring to Fall/Winter 2018
Fashion

3.Paradis Brings Head-Turning Tailoring to Fall/Winter 2018

Permeated by bold graphics and pinstripes.

032c Debuts First Ready-To-Wear Collection at Pitti Uomo
Fashion

032c Debuts First Ready-To-Wear Collection at Pitti Uomo

Fall/Winter 2018 offers plenty of leather and logos.

Dave East Drops 'Paranoia 2' Album
Music

Dave East Drops 'Paranoia 2' Album

Tory Lanez, T.I., Lloyd Banks, among others are featured on the project.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.