Daye Jack recently released the visuals to “Don’t Shoot”, a song he dropped in order to address the issues plaguing the black community ranging from police brutality to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Featuring hip-hop politician Killer Mike (the recent best bud of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders), the video takes on the challenge of bringing lyrics to life.

The visual itself reflects the songs’ sentiments, incorporating clips of historic civil rights marches and protests and includes images of police beatings.

“Living with my head down/Hands up/No, no don’t shoot.”

With the chorus embodying the initial concepts of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the video and song sends a powerful message, and makes the perfect start to a new Black History Month.

Check out the video below:

About The Author Samantha Callender

Samantha Callender is a multimedia journalist whose work ranges from entertainment journalism to pieces highlighting social issues in multicultural communities. Samantha strives to find intersects between entertainment and social matters, believing that pop culture has the power to not only entertain the masses, but to educate them as well. Her goal when storytelling is to write pieces that serve as a catalyst to prompt dialogue and activism. Her work can be seen on VIBE, The Source, Jet Magazine, The Root, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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