In the past few weeks we’ve seen the start of one of the largest civil rights movement in history. Leon Bridges, Run The Jewels, and a plethora of other artists have released music in solidarity with the movement, and today the ever talented Anderson .Paak has chimed in with his brutally honest new track, “Lockdown,” and its chilling accompanying music video.
While this track is set into .Paak’s unparalleled golden groove, its lyrics are raw and unfiltered. His bars dissect tear gas-filled protests, societal silence on racially charged violence, and the unending plight of racism that runs rampant in our country.
This single and video are a powerful pairing coming straight from an impassioned heart. Do not let AP’s signature silky rap fool you, the message of this track is meant to be transparent, honest, and shine an unfiltered light on the present day sociopolitical climate and the turmoil that our country’s black population has been fighting with for far too long. Stream and watch Anderson .Paak’s new single, “Lockdown,” below.