Watch Joey Bada$$’ Devastating ‘Land of the Free’ Video
Rapper confronted by politicians, police and KKK in first ‘All-Amerikkkan Bada$$’ clip
Fresh off announcing his new LP All-Amerikkkan Bada$$, Joey Bada$$ has dropped the new video for “Land of the Free.”
In the powerful, political video, Bada$$ and a group of African-American men in restraints stand resolutely in the desert while a gaggle of white businessmen, police officers, and politicians open fire on them.
Later in the Nathan R Smith-directed video, the KKK are shown burning a cross and lynching in the desert while a heavy rain falls. The KKK remove their hoods to reveal that they are the police officers that opened fire earlier in the video.
That powerful imagery is juxtaposed with idyllic footage of Bada$$ innocently running around a grassy mountainside with African-American kids and rapping “Land of the Free” to them like it’s a bedtime story.
All-Amerikkkan Bada$$, due out April 7th, promises to address “the current state of the world in 2017 from his point of view.” The album is available to preorder now.