The intro to the video is a bit too long and a bit overdone, but I understand why he did it considering the MLK intro to the song. He's got some serious imagery going on in the video which I can appreciate. It's also imagery that might jar up some feelings of anger and/or inspiration in black folks serving as a reminder of how far we had to come to get to where we are. But more importantly, hopefully it serves as a reminder that we still have a ways to go.
"I'm in the hoods that you wouldn't walk a mile alone/F*ck a palace, catch me in the battle zone/"
Spotted at NahRight.