wu-tang clan’s new video pulls riot footage to call for a better tomorrow
Wu-Tang Clan’s new video for A Better Tomorrow, the title track off their reunion album, is a poignant montage of riot and protest footage from across America.
A week after Warner Bros. Records announced the release of Wu-Tang Clan's 20th anniversary album, A Better Tomorrow, the hip hop group including RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and Cappadonna have dropped the visual to go with it's title track. With thousands of protesters taking to the streets in reaction to the recent grand jury decisions not to prosecute police officers for the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson or Eric Garner in Staten Island, the video is more poignant than ever. Merging together footage from the riots in Missouri and New York with President Barrack Obama's reactions to them, snippets of Martin Luther King Junior and Malcolm X, the video, as the legendary rappers say on their YouTube page, "was created by Wu-Tang Clan in the hopes of inspiring change and promoting unity throughout the world." It ends on a list of those unarmed when killed by police officers since 2006, with the question, "This is not all of the names, when will this end?"