Atlantic Records rapper, Joyner Lucas, has ingeniously intertwined viewpoints of White Americans and Black Americans into a single song, I’m Not Racist, which demands listeners to take notice of the skewed viewpoints held in each perspective. Lucas wrote about the two sides of racism which are brilliantly illustrated in a music video, which is currently available for viewing on his YouTube page. The music video is set in an empty room with two males sitting across from each other at a table – one white, wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat upon his head; the other appears as the stereotypical young black millennial. Each guy sits patiently while the other quite bluntly and intensely spews his seemingly racist viewpoint, while intermittently stating “I’m not racist” to soften the blows. Many heavy hitting issues surrounding race are addressed, but in the end, the two men appear to see eye-to-eye and share an embrace. Revolutionary!
Joyner Lucas appeared on the BET Hip Hop Awards in 2015 as a Cypher participant – he had released several mixtapes prior to the BET appearance. His most recent mixtape, “508-507-2209”, was released in June of 2017 and is comprised of 16 songs. I’m Not Racist was released on November 21, 2017 as a single. Watch the video below.