Veteran artist Jimmy Mack’s latest, “Walk The Line,” is a testament to the power of melanin and the power of Black people worldwide. This is a song that details how state violence and racism have shattered many a life. It doesn’t ask for sympathy, nor does it ask for acceptance of these issues. Instead, it tells people to value the lives of people who look like Mack. It confronts racism and flips it off by saying “we’re worth more than the BS you try to set us up as.”
“Walk The Line” features Mack giving his testimony on why he matters as a human to police officers (one of which takes a swing at Mack). Battered but not broken, Mack continues to speak his peace and his truths. It’s a beautifully shot video, interspersing visuals of protests, Civil Rights leaders, commentary on societal issues and the overall state of America in with the police scene. It’s one of those songs you need to see and hear, as it’s, to me, that powerful. Check out the visuals below and support dope music in all its forms.