Joey BADA$$ is now in full force, following the announcement of his sophomore album, ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ (as well as its striking artwork). Today, he continues that momentum forward with a new visual for “Land Of The Free”, which he co-directed alongside Nathan Smith. The track itself sees production from Kirk Knight and Adam Pallin and — according to the artist — takes inspiration from The Notorious B.I.G.‘s classic cut “Juicy”.
In the clip, Joey goes from spreading knowledge to a group of children to finding himself in the middle of an apparent execution in-progress (led by white police officers, no less). The video ends with a powerful scene featuring the Ku Klux Klan and their infamous burning cross. Much like Kodak Black‘s “Tunnel Vision“, “Land Of The Free” looks to unnerve and awaken the viewer with socially and racially-charged imagery, something that’s become prevalent amongst many artists in the current climate…it also complements what’s contained in the song’s lyrics:
Sorry America, but I will not be your soldier
Obama just wasn’t enough, I just need some more closure
And Donald Trump is not equipped to take this country over
Let’s face facts ’cause we know what’s the real motives
And the land of the free is full of free loaders
Leave us dead in the street to be your organ donors
They disorganized my people, made us all loners
Still got the last names of our slave owners…
You can check out “Land Of The Free” below. ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ drops April 7th via Cinematic Music Group/Pro Era Records (pre-order here), roughly two years after Joey released his official debut B4.DA.$$.
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