Anderson .Paak has shared a powerful video for his new Juneteenth single, “Lockdown.”
Both the single and the video arrived today on June 19th, which marks Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
The track sees .Paak delivering moving lines about the current global protests against police brutality. Rapping lyrics like, “Oh, won’t you tell me ’bout the lootin’ what’s that really all about?/ Cause they throw away Black lives like paper towels/ Plus unemployment rate, what, 40 million now?/ Killed a man in broad day, might never see a trial/ We just wanna break chains like slaves in the South.”
Watch the video for “Lockdown” below.