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Watch YG’s Harrowing New ‘One Time Comin’ Video

Compton rapper dedicates clip to “all the families who have lost innocent loved ones to police brutality”

YG has released his new, harrowing video for “One Time Comin’,” which gives viewers the frantic perspective of being chased throughout the three-minute clip. The song is the rapper’s first single since he released his sophomore album, Still Brazy, in June.

The video opens in mid-chase where an unseen assailant is running after a man. Filmed from the viewpoint of a body camera, the footsteps resonate as the camera shot shakily moves with each quickening step before a gun is drawn. It’s an affecting approach, which details the theme throughout the MC’s anti-police brutality song.

Woven between the foot chase scenes is footage of YG and a companion in a car being trailed by several squad cars while driving in a desert. Clips switch between police surveillance film, footage from inside YG’s car and an overhead shot from a helicopter with sights tracking the car pursuit.

“Oh shit, oh shit, drivin’ while black on some floss shit,” he spits. “Gotta stay strapped, stay cautious/ Young nigga ain’t tryna see the coffin.” The multiple camera shots heighten a feeling of anxiety and panic that would accompany the situation.

While YG’s chase ends in a powerful act of defiance, as has too often been the case in similar real-life scenarios, not everyone escapes unscathed in the clip.

The video concludes with a heartfelt dedication. “Our condolences go out to all the families who have lost innocent loved ones to police brutality. Rest in Paradise.” 

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