Sir the Baptist is ready to stir up some chaos in the City of Angels when he performs as part of the third annual BET Experience. In preparation for the big weekend the Bronzeville, Chicago, native is releasing the video to his latest single, “Raise Hell,” right here on BET.com.
In a year that has been plagued by incidents of racially charged police brutality and most recently the tragic killing spree in Charleston, S.C., Sir hopes that this rabble-rousing video will serve as a reminder that peaceful protest is not always the requisite response to cultural atrocities.
“‘Raise Hell’ really pushed the boundaries on intellectual thought, pushed the boundaries on religion, but it’s for a reason beyond all of that,” STB told BET.com. “Whatever you’re going through and whatever is happening it’s impossible for you not to act in an emotional way. If my dad and my brothers were at Charleston there’s no way I wouldn’t have raised hell."
Sir, who many know from his remix of Chance the Rapper’s hit song “Juice,” was excited to team up with some fellow rising stars on the song.
“The song features Jvck Red who is a complete genius,” exclaimed Sir. “We’ve worked on scores together, we worked on the song with Chance, and then I also got one of the best vocalists I know, Mys Michelle, who sang the ending. It’s what I like to call an urban hymn.”
For those lucky enough to be in Los Angeles for the BET Experience ’15, Sir will be bringing his “Ghetto Gospel” to the stage as part of the fan fest in the L.A. Convention Center.
“I’m excited to perform this weekend. Honestly I have so much going on it’s kind of hard to keep up,” noted Sir. “Everything is just going piece by piece and giving me new takes on what this industry is about. It’s been an incredible experience and just shocking. It feels unreal.”
Check out the music video for "Raise Hell" below.
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