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Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow" Video Uses Recent Police Protest Footage To Heartbreaking Effect

"When will it end?"

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From J. Cole to The Game to Tink, several hip-hop artists have made pointed and political art inspired by the recent string of high-profile incidents where unarmed black men and boys have been shot and killed by police officers.

.@JColeNC is out marching with NYC protesters. #EricGarner (via @QuikWest)


.@JColeNC is out marching with NYC protesters. #EricGarner (via @QuikWest)

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The Wu-Tang Clan's new video for searing and soulful single "A Better Tomorrow" is a relatively uncomplicated entry in the genre — made all the more potent by its simplicity.

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The video is comprised almost exclusively of very recent footage of protests around the country triggered by the exoneration of officers responsible for killing Eric Garner and Mike Brown. The clips are intercut with excerpts of President Obama's speech last week after the Eric Garner decision.

After a highlight reel of protesters taking to the streets, scrolling text pays tribute to unarmed people of color gunned down by police dating back to Sean Bell in 2006. The video ends with a simple question: "When will it end?"

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