Los Angeles, CA – Cali-native, Katori Walker finally delivers his new video for “Run.”
The video opens on Walker speaking and posing questions to an attentive crowd. “Everybody mad at Trump, yeah I know my nigga / Saying he a racist prick, but did you vote my nigga? / Hell no my nigga / But we stand in line for J’s / And when that new iPhone come out / We campin’ out for days / What the fuck are we doing?”
The video quickly escalates when two officers arrive on the scene, pushing their way through the crowd to reach Walker. Once in cuffs, Walker is aggressively slammed against the policeman’s hood until eventually breaking free, giving way to the song’s theme.
The video ends with a powerful quote from Walker, “The consequences feel different, when your skin tone isn’t.”
Walker released the single on March 1, sharing a snippet of the music video the same day.
The budding lyricist first gained notoriety for his honest assessment of the lethal consequences of gang life in his videos for “Ignorance” and “Ormoni,” shared on April 27, 2018.
The critically acclaimed rapper just wrapped up a supporting role on Vince Staples’ Smile, You’re On Camera Tour.
“Run” serves as Walker’s second single release coming off the heels of “Hometown,” which was shared on November 30, 2018.