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Coney Island Emcee Torae Provides Powerful Visuals For His Album Cut "Crown"

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The big homie Torae revisits his latest album, Entitled, for his latest set of visuals. The Coney Island emcee provides visuals for album trac k#7, “Crown.” The strong video, depicting a day in the life of a person of color in America, features New Orleans emcee 3D Na’tee for the guest feature. With the many tragedies currently occupying our daily news cycle, Torae had some additional words to put this video in perspective:

I was really on the fence about dropping this video today. We shot "Crown" last month with plans to release it this week, then #TerenceCrutcher happened. Immediately I thought we can't drop the video now, it's in poor taste. However the more I mulled it over, the more I felt it was the perfect time to release this visual. These are the harsh realities we are facing as black men & women in this country every single day. The fact of the matter is today "Crown" is a music video I willingly filmed, tomorrow I could end up the same way in a video shot by a bystander.

Video directed by PixelMotiv. Torae’s Entitled is out now via iTunes.