Appearing out of the same waters that birthed David Banner is rising emcee SilaS. Much like Banner, SilaS hails from Jackson, Mississippi and is an advocate for standing up against oppression and police brutality against minorities.
To address these on-going concerns, SilaS has teamed up with directors the Dark Brothers to produce the sobering video for “Gullah Gullah Island” (a nod to the mid-90s children show on Nickelodeon), which opens up with a young man being shot by po-po while reaching for his cell phone.
The visual then switches to a more “airy” ambience as SilaS fires off at the police for the recent transgressions toward Black people, “amid voiceovers from news anchors discussing the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, and those lost in the Charlestown, S.C. massacre.”
“Gullah Gullah Island” has also “sparked a new dance trend, amassing well over 22 million plays via Facebook” that has now travelled the world. (see below)
Watch the video up top and stream his new LP, The Day I Died below, or cop it on iTunes.