Rapper Big Pooh returns with a video for the Apollo Brown produced track, “Stop.”, from the album “Words Paint Pictures” Pooh has dedicated this album to illustrating the complicated issue of race in America.
The video tackles some of the more subtle and nuanced issues faced by Americans. So much is said through the media and so many troubling stories are passed down that being Black in America can mean being constantly on the defensive.
The video begins with Rapper Big Pooh and crew driving, being followed by the police. Pooh gets pulled over, expecting the worst. Flashes of historic racial injustice flash in his head, now expecting to be treated differently because of the color of his skin. Surprisingly to him, he is only given a warning, leaving him to consider the double-edged sword of awareness.