Watch: Petty Tackles Societal Issues with “I Can’t Breathe”

Watch: Petty Tackles Societal Issues with “I Can’t Breathe”


Tennessee emcee Petty has been quiet in terms of releases this year, but he breaks his silence for a powerful new track titled “I Can’t Breathe.” The lyrics are interwoven with the recent headlines about societal unfairness, specifically the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases.

The video itself was compiled by Devyn Betancourt, who sews together various pictures and clips of recent and older news stories, all adding up for a powerful seven minutes. Regardless of how you personally feel or view these situations, it’s hard not to relate to what Bishop Petty is talking about on this track.

There are clearly problems that need to be corrected, and actor Samuel L. Jackson recently challenged celebrities to speak out and speak up—a challenge that Petty took personally.

Watch the video below & enjoy.

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