Boosie Badazz Addresses Police Brutality in Powerful 'Hands Up' Video

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Boosie Badazz Addresses Police Brutality in Powerful 'Hands Up' Video

Rapper features Baltimore protests in gripping new piece.

Published May 8, 2015

Boosie Badazz addresses police brutality in a powerful new visual for “Hands Up,” directed by Child Basquit. The music video opens with gripping images from the Baltimore unrest, and passionate commentary from protesters.  

“We still have no answers about how this man died in Baltimore City in police custody,” says one man of Freddie Gray, whose death in the custody of Baltimore police officers spawned protest and riots in the city. “We want answers and we’re here, and we not gonna’ stop until we get answers!”  


The documentary-style piece blends throwback images from the civil rights era with present-day shots from the Black Lives Matter movement, and images of Michael Brown, Walter Scott and Eric GarnerThough Boosie isn't seen in the video, the Louisiana rapper's lyrics create chilling imagery.

Boosie's long-awaited Touchdown 2 Cause Hell album is out May 26. 

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(Photo: Boosie Badass via Youtube)

Written by Latifah Muhammad


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