HipHopDX Exclusive Premiere: Chicago-born/Atlanta-based rapper Canon makes a powerful statement about today’s tumultuous times in his new music video for “Eagles.” The song is available on iTunes and is the first single from Canon’s forthcoming Loose Canon Vol. III album slated for release on September 9 on Reflection Music Group.

In the music video directed by Will Thomas, Canon shows eagles soaring high atop the forest trees and mountains, bringing the song lyrics to life. He raps, “I’m just here to fly above the stat quo.”

Canon says the video embodies his concept. “I am excited to see my vision come forth with clarity,” he explains. “I am excited to see that director Will Thomas was able to capture the visual as well. I am excited to see the outcome of it, the creativity. We like to push the bar just a bit when it comes to producing music videos when it comes to showing the kind of visual we want to put out. Hopefully when people see this music video they’ll feel challenged. In this song, I say if you really want to see the world the way it really is, you got to get above it, fly above the eagles to see how it really is.”

Considering racial tensions and a hotly contested presidential election, the song’s relatable message is especially relevant. Aside from the song’s compassionate narrative, it delivers a knocking, thematic track produced by G Roc that sets the pace for Canon’s poignant, rapid-fire flow.

Loose Canon Vol. III is shaping up to be Canon’s boldest set yet, reflecting his evolution as an artist and man of faith. “When making this album, I asked myself, If you had one last chance to tell somebody something what would it be?” Canon explains. “If you had one last opportunity to change the world in some type of way, how would it look? If you had one good way to show how it looks to be a good husband, what would you show? My priorities are being changed.”