Charles Hamilton Pays Tribute to the Civil Rights Movement in His Latest Visual (Video)

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As part of his comeback, Charles Hamilton has been making a good amount of press from his interviews and blazing freestyles, and by recently releasing his entire discography for free to the public. The Harlem, New York MC just released a video for his single “New York Raining,” featuring Roc Nation songstress Rita Ora.

The opening scene shows an older Charles typing a letter to his woman from a state prison, regretting the sacrifices he had to make to abandon his love and fight for his rights and freedom. The rest of the visual shows Charles re-enacting historical events from the Civil Rights Movement like The Freedom Rides, getting sprayed by fire hoses, and Black Panther Party meetings. The powerful images along with Hamilton’s complementary lyrics are fascinating. Ora’s soaring vocals among New York City skyscrapers give this visual a nostalgic feel, and the video foreshadows a promising new future for the “Brooklyn Girl” MC.

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