Flint rapper creates racial injustice inspired music video to push for change

Published: Jul. 14, 2020 at 5:35 PM EDT
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FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) - ‘Black Don’t Crack.' It’s a music video created by Flint resident Brandon Horton. Horton is a music artist, a singer, a rapper, a father, and a person who is tired of what’s going on in America.

“It’s pretty much describing that no matter what happens to us, the police killing black people or being degraded or being mistreated, we won’t fold and hence we won’t crack,” Horton said.

Horton said he was enraged, upset and sad years ago by the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Ahmaud Arbery and many more.

But he channeled those emotions into the song and video, in a positive way.

“I sat with it a couple days and I remember my dad telling me the term that black don’t crack, and it resonated with me and then the lyrics just flowed out, I wrote it in like 30 minutes,” he said.

Horton didn't do much more with it until he was ready to drop his album.

Unintentionally, the music video was completed right around the time George Floyd died.

"It's sad, but it kind of makes sense. Nothing has changed from a couple years ago, until now."

One part of the video shows Horton, his wife and son being stopped by the police. He is then killed.

"After I'm killed, A light shines down from the heavens and brings me back to life."

We won’t give the whole video away -- just this young man’s timeless message of hope -- that change is upon us.

“Something feels different about now than it used to. I feel like there’s real progress being made, but I feel like we have to keep pushing and protesting and keep fighting.”

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