PARIS - "Buck, Buck, Pass"

Bay Area Rap Icon Paris Chronicles Effects of Gun Violence

Politically astute Bay Area hip-hop artist Paris has a long lasting career filled with incendiary lyrics and shocking videos. But with over 4 million in sales to his credit, Paris still feels the need to chronicle the escalating gun violence-related loss of life, which he refers to as his community’s holocaust.

In "Buck, Buck, Pass", the latest video from his forthcoming double album, Pistol Politics, Paris chronicles the carnage - but with a twist - detailing the journey of the life of a firearm from its perspective, from its manufactured inception to its illegal use on America's streets.

While not a call for gun control (Paris is a staunch supporter of self-defense), it is a commentary on gun violence, its often ignored racial implications and its after effects, providing a spotlight on what he considers to be the real enemy - the corporate and political machinery that benefits from the steady diet of death of mainly young people of color.

Pistol Politics hits stores September 11, 2015. Pre-order now on Amazon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbqZc9ZSi5Y&feature=youtu.be

[ALSO READ: Paris Speaks On Gun Violence Via Washington Post]

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