Official video for "Wishing For A Hero" by Polo G featuring BJ The Chicago Kid.
"Crazy how I love the same block that tried to break me,
Pray that I ain't in my own hood when they take me,
This all we know, a life of peace what we can't see,
I'm from where we unheard and we can't speak"
A new voice of the streets and youth from Chicago - Polo G is bout that action.. Sampling Tupac's classic "Changes" he takes the road less travelled in narrating the hard truths many people are not ready to aceept as a nation.
"Well respected in this hip-hop, lil' Polo be spittin' facts
A lot of rappers doin' way more stuntin' than givin' back
You ain't my color, then you don’t know the struggle of livin' black
Cops kill us and we protest, what type of shit is that?
Man, if the police shoot at one of my brothers, I'm blickin' back
I will never forget 22 years ago when Tupac's "Changes" was released in 1998. I vividly remember watching the video for the song for the first time and the impact it had on me... knowing now even more what we know... that Tupac recorded that song during the Los Angeles riots, and is also part of the song "Heaven's got a Ghetto".
"Cops give a damn about a negro
Pull the trigger, kill a nigga, he's a hero
Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares
One less hungry mouth on the welfare
"I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere,
Unless we share with each other,
We gotta start makin' changes,
Learn to see me as a brother instead of two distant strangers"
“Let me say as I've always said, and I will always continue to say, that riots are socially destructive and self-defeating.... But in the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard... and as long as America postpones justice, we stand in the position of having these recurrences of violence and riots over and over again.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.