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Usher and Nas Call Out Police Brutality in New Interactive Video!

Today, Usher released a new song called “Chains,” featuring hip hop legend Nas and Bibi Bourelly on the streaming service Tidal via an interactive video.

The song focuses on the victims of police brutality and is available for everyone, not just Tidal subscribers, to view. Facial recognition software is used to view the images of the victims of police brutality while listening to the lyrics. The video’s interactive experience software will force you to look into the eyes of unarmed Black victims, and if you look away, the music will seriously pause!

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“In writing this song, I was motivated by the events involving prejudicial injustice that are still happening today,” Usher said.

“The reality is that racial bigotry diminishes the lives of too many people in our country. We have to come together as a country to solve these problems and this is one way I can contribute.”

Usher will perform this song at next week’s Tidal X 100 Benefit concert at Barclays Center. All the proceeds from the single will go towards a social justice organization.

Experience the “Chains” video now!

 

 

 

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