Emerging East Atlanta artist YNS Talley is buzzing after dropping socially relevant visuals for timely trunk-rattler “Hypeman” (produced by Cake Boy Bally) where he steps into Bobby Seale‘s Black Panther boots in scenes that cut between his protests for justice in the streets.
Young N Striving, the Clark Atlanta graduate was inspired by famed Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale who organized the now infamous peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention that turned into a violent clash between activists, police and the National Guard.
The four day long protest lasted from August 26th to August 29th in response to the nationwide disapproval of America’s involvement in the Vietnam war that lingers to this day.
Prior to the convention, the tension was already high amongst many Americans, following the death of legendary civil rights leader Martin Luther King on April 4th of that year.
This historic clash is depicted in the upcoming Netflix Drama “The Trial Of The Chicago 7” starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the revolutionary Black Panther who continues to inspire generations of leaders that now include YNS Talley embodying his legacy in the thought-provoking video.
With years of grinding and perfecting his unique flow, Talley appears ready to carve out his very own lane in a copycat industry saturated with clones, build-a-rappers and unoriginal concepts.
Right now, at this very moment, Atlanta is the epicentre of impressive new talent building their brand, growing their fanbase and releasing new projects amid a global pandemic that continues to ravage the entertainment industry.