Timing is everything; this goes double if you want a statement piece to have the desired effect. With that in mind, Lil Wayne was spot on with his decision to release the “God Bless Amerika” video this week.
Tunechi and director Eif Rivera take us to the rapper’s Hollygrove, New Orleans, neighborhood, where the poor (and Black) were disenfranchised long before the devastating Hurricane Katrina flooded city streets in 2005.
Weezy gives his two cents on the facade of “post racial” America, as the people in the community stand behind him intently. He even refers to the U.S. of A. as the “sweet land of kill em all and let them die,” which sounds eerily prophetic following the verdict of the Trayvon Martin murder trial.
“God Bless Amerika” appeared on Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being II project, which has reached gold status in recent weeks. Fans can purchase that on iTunes.
See the treatment below.