The mysterious artist Goodbye Tomorrow recently released a video to his new song Jay-Z. The track is already nice but the creativity of the video suggests that GT may be in the vein of Talib Kweli, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar as it pertains to the socially consciousness undertones.
For me the message or I should say imagery that stood out was the in your face proclamation of “We were Kings before they made us Niggaz”. The word niggaz is then seen as a promo advertising image for a magazine cover with the header, “As long as you have an ego, you’re on a limited trip.” Followed by the title of an article inside the magazine; “Is Our Culture Really THIS Stupid? #materialism.” As the video ends we see its purpose; “Jay- Z” A dissertation on the diaspora of the Black soul.
Goodbye Tomorrow absolutely gets a passing grade for his dissertation. As he tweeted (the video is) “The difference between the truth we feel and the lies they tell.”
If you’re like me, than you’re extra anxious to hear and see what’s next from the Chicago artist. In the meantime Goodbye Tomorrow’s throw-back DOS like website is worth checking out for a quick minute.