Longtime friend of Dom Kennedy and affiliate of his OpM imprint, Jay 305, ended his 2015 with the release of his Inner City Hero mixtape. He would ultimately sign a deal with Interscope Records soon after.
Now he’s released an accompanying short film for the project, also called Inner City Hero. The short, which features songs from the mixtape, depicts the dichotomy between police offers and the people behind the badge, confronting police brutality while attempting to remind viewers that “police are human too.”
There’s a thin line between protagonist and antagonist in the current social climate. What happens when the hunter becomes the prey…. when the prey emerges as the huntsman? The narrative of “Inner City Hero” is constructed from that perspective in the form of an avant musical. The killings must stop, too many innocent lives have been taken and there’s plenty of blood on LA’s finest hands. It’s time to turn the table and shove some empathy down a pig’s throat.