Lil Child takes on police brutality and the nationwide protests within the wake of the officer-involved killing of George Floyd on his somber new observe “The Larger Image,” which dropped on Friday (June 12).
The accompanying music video options footage of nationwide protests from the previous two weeks over the killing of Floyd, who died in police custody after an officer kneeled on his neck for practically 9 minutes.
Elevating his hand in solidarity and carrying a Black Lives Matter t-shirt, Child raps about destroying stereotypes and the paranoia felt by younger black males like himself once they see blue lights within the rearview.
“I discover it loopy the police’ll shoot you and know that you simply lifeless/ However nonetheless inform you to freeze/ F—ed up, I seen what I seen/ I suppose that imply maintain him down if he say he cannot breathe/ It is too many moms that is grieving/ They killing us for no motive/ Been happening for too lengthy to get even/ Throw us in cages like canine and hyenas/ I went to court docket they usually despatched me to jail/ My mama was crushed once they mentioned I can not depart,” Child raps over a haunting piano riff and clicking drum observe.
Child’s My Flip returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart after three months, because the set rose from No. three with 65,000 equal album models earned (up 5 %) within the U.S. within the week ending June 11, in keeping with Nielsen Music/MRC Knowledge. It’s the second week at No. 1 for the album, following its debut atop the chart dated March 14.
Watch “The Larger Image” video beneath.