This years Fourth of July celebration will include a bit of revolution, courtesy of a new video from Atlanta rapper Killer Mike.
The clip, titled Pressure, debuts today (July 4) and features West Coast rap icon Ice Cube.
The video for the politically-charged track will offer an honest and discouraging view on the current state of affairs in America.
For Killer Mike, “Pressure” provided a way for the rapper to tap into “a frustration thats bubbling in all parts of this country.”
“You can only get upset for so long before you stop holding back. So I let loose and said some s**t that no other rapper has the balls to say,” Killer Mike told AllHipHop.com in a statement. We as black people should not be just blaming whites, but making black politicians, social and religious leaders take responsibility and accountability for selling out their community.”
Killer Mike touches on topics ranging from “the police department being the state sanctioned killers of blacks” to “the Sean Bell aftermath,” to “the police killing of a 92-year old grandmother in Atlanta,” on “Pressure.”
Produced by The Bizness, “Pressure” is one of the songs featured on Killer Mikes forthcoming album I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II.
The album, which features appearances from Shawty Lo, 8ball and MJG and Chamillionnaire, is set to hit stores on Tuesday (July 8).
The following is a tracklisting for I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II: 1. Intro 2. 10 G’s 3. Can You Hear Me 4. 2 Sides feat. Shawty Lo 5. Pressure feat Ice Cube 6. Big Money, Big Cars feat. Chamillionaire & Messy Marv 7. God in The Building 8. Super Clean/ Super Hard feat. 8Ball & MJG 9. Woke Up This Mornin’ 10. Bang!