The video was released on Tidal earlier today and in the opening text, states: “While racial injustice keeps killing, society keeps looking away.”
From Travyon Martin to Sean Bell, the images presented serve as evidence of what Nas sums up in one succinct bar: “We’ve got a problem that needs to be solved.”
Listen to Usher, Nas & Bibi Bourelly’s powerful song ‘CHAINS’ below…
“Facing the facts is the first step toward change,” the concluding text says. And on that note, Usher, Nas and Bourelly leave us all with the feeling that looking away is not an option.
The official video was released on Tidal earlier today.
Usher will perform “Chains” at Tidal X: 10/20, a concert that will be staged at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on October 20. The show will also feature performances from Beyoncé, Jay Z, Prince, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, T.I., Alessia Cara, Damian Marley, Fabolous, Flatbush Zombies, Pusha T, and more.
Proceeds from “Chains” will be donated to a Donor Advised Fund managed by Sankofa.org, a social justice organization.