Page Kennedy Takes a Shot at Racial Unrest. Is He Ready or Not to Aim Higher? (Video)
Detroit, Michigan’s Page Kennedy has managed to juggle careers in comedy, television, and music simultaneously. After earning considerable notoriety as U-Turn on the immensely popular television series, Weeds, he has returned to his pursuit of his first love, Hip-Hop, and is slated to drop his forthcoming LP in February 2017. Boasting lyrical features from fellow Motor City natives Royce 5’9″ and Elzhi, Torn Pages is home to lead single “The Shoot,” a powerful visual essay on racial tension in today’s America.
As Kennedy mentions in the video’s description, “The Shoot” is meant to spread awareness rather than elicit hate, and it portrays an “an art imitating life story.” Shot from the perspective of Page, who plays the father of a teenaged boy using a toy gun for a video shoot, the Mamady Conde-directed visuals includes a tense montage with police and footage of the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
Hear more of Page Kennedy’s music on his YouTube channel.
In an era when Hip-Hop artists are taking to the mic in droves to voice their concerns about racist policing, is Page Kennedy’s video ready or not to be included in the discussion?
About Ready Or Not: “Ready Or Not” is Ambrosia For Heads’s platform for showcasing new videos and having you, the people, decide whether they are ready for primetime. Each week, AFH will showcase music from artists on the verge, looking for their seat at the table among Hip-Hop’s elite.