“I feel like, Nixon & Reagan…was workin’ for Satan…them drug laws is crazy…oh they kept up slavery…I feel like, Nixon & Reagan…was workin’ for Satan…100 to 1…them drug laws was crazy…”
GLC has released the official visual for his single, Nixon & Reagan (Working For Satan). It’s a challenge for most people in the world, especially African American men to survive & take care of their families without it being many job opportunities available. Many men turned to the streets to earn revenue to support themselves & their families & that also came to an end once Richard Nixon & Ronald Reagan enforced laws for the so-called “War on Drugs”, which was essentially a war on black neighborhoods where drug use was no higher than white neighborhoods, but drug arrests were.
Then Clinton Administration came along with mandatory minimums & the 3 strikes law which meant many black people charged in non-violent drug crimes were given life just for 3 offenses. The effects are still being felt today, with families that were ripped apart & people still in prison because of these policies. GLC is tackling the realities of what drove these laws & how our communities have suffered. The powerful visuals demonstrate how these things played out. This is a great companion piece with Ava Duvernay’s 13th, which addresses mass incarceration in detail. In both they show how mass incarceration has been destructive & is an extension of racism. GLC raps, “now in the time of Obama…there’s still some oppression…black President…that felt refreshin’…”
Watch Nixon & Reagan (Working For Satan) video below: