Big Sean’s new video tackles today’s major social issues.
Big Sean addresses police brutality and targeted hate crimes to minorities in his new video for the song “Light”, the Jeremih collaboration taken from his most recent LP “I Decided.”
The rapper touched on the issue in the black-and-white visual for “One Man Can Change The World” in 2015, although the new video depicts the issue much more plainly and explicitly.
The emotional video shows two young boys in hoodies leaving a kid’s party and walking home before getting stopped and shot at by the police.
This particular story is accompanied by a women wearing a hijab getting attacked in the street, and a young black girl getting killed in the middle of a gang fight.
It sounds gruesome but luckily, in the video, each character’s special light protects them and they all unite together to go to a better place, carrying the song’s message:
“Even if you take away my life / You can’t take the light.”
In light of the video release, Big Sean took to Instagram to discuss the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards in Dallas this week:
“We shot this video a couple months ago and ***** to see these scenes are still consistently playing out in real life…even down to this week. It’s disheartening sometimes to see that not much has changed when it comes to hate, police brutality n just overall people losing their lives too early. But when I wrote this song, it was to reassure myself that no matter what happens, they can’t take away our Soul, our confidence, our ideas, n all that makes us shine. This song isn’t a single but is still super important to me, so I paid for a lot of this outta pocket to make sure we got this out. Rest in peace to all those who have lost life due to senseless actions. As I always say, each one of us have the power to make a change, it starts within….the inner Light.”
Rest in peace, Jordan Edwards.