December 8, 2014


Wu-Tang Clan Collect Protest Footage for "A Better Tomorrow" Video

In the aftermath of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown decisions, America's current political landscape has been met with nationwide protests demanding change. Wu-Tang Clan collected clips of protest footage from around the country for the uplifting title track from their just-released A Better Tomorrow album, and they did so with the intent to hone in on their message for changing the world.

Clips from Ferguson, New York and around the nation act as a background to the more-relevant-than-ever lyrics that ring through the chorus: "The world won't get no better / If we just let it be / The world won't get no better / We got to change it yeah, just you and me."

Also in the montage is vintage footage of influential leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and Barack Obama speaking at a past White House Tribal Nations Conference. Though the president is speaking about injustices felt by Native Americans, his words are just as relevant: "Right now, unfortunately, we're seeing too many instances where people just do not have confidence that folks are being treated fairly...regardless of race, region, faith, if we recognize this is an American problem and not just a black problem or a brown problem or a Native American problem. When anyone is not being treated fairly under the law, that's a problem."

The rap acts wrote in the YouTube video description that "this visual was created by Wu-Tang Clan in the hopes of inspiring change and promoting unity throughout the world. Check out the video and share your opinions."

Watch the empowering clip above.