Black Thought has dropped his video for “Rest in Power,” the title track from the upcoming docuseries revolving around the murder of Trayvon Martin.
“One killer, one child, one weapon / The shooter was unthreatened / 71 seconds / So many unanswered questions,” the Roots rapper says on the track. “If the wounds heal, the memories never fade / I wonder if you’re in heaven’s 11th grade / Six thousand, two hundred and 30 days / Too young of an early age / Such evil and worldly ways.”
The video features Black Thought delivering the track next to an outstretched American flag and a brick wall illuminated by projections of Martin, protests and Colin Kaepernick kneeling. Archival footage from Rest in Power is also interweaved into the video.
The Jay-Z produced Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story premieres July 30th on Paramount Network. In addition to the 2012 of the 17-year-old in Florida, the six-part docuseries also examines “race, politics, power, money and the criminal justice system,” Paramount Network previously said.