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Featured off his prolific album ROBBERS, Gat$ releases a powerful visual for “BTCR” (Boost The Crime Rate). The Tampa Bay artist speaks on the cruelty of systemic racism and the need to rebel against this corrupt system. The video supports the black lives matter movement and the fight against racism that’s been prominent in the U.S. for over 400 years.
“BTCR” showcases clips of news reports covering the national protests of the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. In the video you can hear protests chant out, “No Justice, No Peace”. Throughout the song, Gat$ makes a number of references such as police brutality and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. “Flint aint seen no muthaf*ckin’ drainage, the government poison our people.” The Tampa artist also makes reference of black women facing sexual assault. “In Trumps America how can I bring in a daughter? Women here forever living in horror.”
Nonetheless, “BTCR” is proof that the Tampa artist stands in solidarity against injustice across the nation. You can hear pain, rage and anxiety through his words. It’s without a doubt this song holds gravity, weighing down current issues that effecting many across the world. He may not know it but this was a record that was much needed.
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