Vic Mensa has by no means been one to face idly by. The outspoken Chicago rapper beforehand protested in opposition to police brutality and advocated for racial equality. Now together with his new single and video for “Camp America”, Mensa is condemning Donald Trump’s immigration detention facilities and “household separation coverage”.
Since Trump took workplace, greater than 20 youngsters have died in ICE detention facilities. Even so, the administration maintains such facilities are protected, with ICE director Matthew Albence even as soon as likening them to “summer season camps”.
Mensa’s “Camp America” exposes the absurdity of Albence’s feedback by reimagining these detention facilities as precise summer season camps crammed particularly with white (dabbing) youngsters.
“I believed that was a loopy f*cking thought and needed to create a world with this music that imagined that twisted alternate actuality, the place it was enjoyable for youths to be held as prisoners, ingesting out of bogs, away from their dad and mom, and in some way take pleasure in it like one may at a summer season camp,” Mensa informed The Every day Beast, including:
“My intention for utilizing white children versus minority youngsters is to level out the blatantly apparent incontrovertible fact that this is able to by no means occur to white children on this nation or possibly anyplace on this earth. Though the character of the actions the youngsters have been concerned in was graphic or surprising, it was all taken from precise occurrences reported at ‘detention’ facilities.”
Under, try the provocative “Camp America” video, directed by Titanic Sinclair.
“Camp America” is the primary official single from Mensa’s new challenge 93PUNX. They beforehand lined The Cranberries traditional “Zombie” as a tribute to late singer Dolores O’Riordan.
Mensa’s solo Hooligans EP dropped final December. His full-length debut, The Autobiography, got here out in 2017.
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