VIDEO PREMIERE: NYC-based artist/musician/activist Steff Reed drops powerful visuals for anti-police brutality track “Frontline”
By Sound Check
August 1, 2016
Our next premiere comes from NYC-based award-winning musician, artist and activist Steff Reed. In correlation with his ‘Frontline’ art exhibition—a multi-media show and conversation about police brutality, gang violence, and America’s culture of anti-blackness—the music visual of the same name chronicles the historic shift in social consciousness following the 2014 murders of Freddie Gray. The footage, which was captured by Baltimore native and filmmaker Akio Evans, documents the events leading up to the protests and the subsequent aftermath. “Frontline” is an extremely inspirational and uplifting fight song and show of solidarity to all those who have been affected by and are taking action against state sanctioned violence. “Rest in Peace to all of the victims of Police Terror. Through this song and video I hope to immortalize our cry,” says Reed.
By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor
Photo by: Alex Hooks
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