[youtube id=”MROVDqWu5_8″]The 1865 crew (Sacha Jenkins, Chuck Treece, Carolyn “Honeychild” Coleman, Flora Lucini and Jason “Biz” Lucas) drop the video for “Buckshot” from their inaugural Don’t Tread On Me. The band describes itself as,
“Bad Brains meets Foo Fighters in a Black woman’s hair salon for a cup of tea.”
Their name automatically opens up a conversation about the year 1865 in America and the creation of the 13th Amendment which officially slavery. In the video for “Buckshot,” several clips from slaves picking cotton to Donald Trump speaking to the public are put together to form the question of how far did America evolve in regards to obliterating racism? A snippet of O.J.Simpson’s famous Hertz commercial from 1978 running through an airport is juxtaposed against slaves planning on doing the same thing on their plantation. Don’t Tread On Me is available now.