Jeezy uses this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday to shed light on societal issues with his video for “Sweet Life,” the Janelle Monae-assisted track from his latest LP No Church in These Streets.
In the simple, black and white video, a disturbed Jeezy reads news of the crime of the youth in his community while rapping about his street upbringing. A vignette of a young, black teen plays as he gets brought to jail for partaking in the street life Jeezy and Janelle talk about in the song. The video wraps up with a scene where Jeezy walks on the red carpet, a testament he’s made it out of that dangerous lifestyle.
“New video alert!! Today is a special day, so why not a special video. MLK day, a true leader #sweetlife,” Jeezy tweeted.
Watch Jeezy's message enfold above.