Anderson .Paak has unveiled a new song called ‘Lockdown’ alongside a music video directed by Dave Meyers. The visual features appearances from from The Internet’s Syd, Jay Rock, Andra Day, Dominic Fike, and more. Check it out below.
The video shows .Paak and other artists going to a diner after a protest. “Oh, won’t you tell me ’bout the lootin’, what’s that really all about?” he raps. “‘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.”
The clip ends with a Black Lives Matter logo and a list of names of those who have lost their lives to police brutality, including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The final frame depicts a note stating that .Paak House, the rapper’s foundation, has made donations to Action Bail Fund LA, Atlanta Solidarity Fund, and Albany Safety Fund for Black Lives. The salaries of the cast and crew were also donated to different non-profit organizations.
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